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      Fringed Hill Road begins at Tantragee Saddle and can be accessed from Brook Valley or Maitai Valley.


      In the Brook Valley there is a car park at the start of Tantragee Road, just across the bridge across The Brook. There is also street parking a kilometre further down the valley, at the start of Codgers Track. Both of these start points are only a 10-15 min ride from the city centre. If you intend to ride Te Ara Koa, Brook Valley is the best start point.

      In the Maitai Valley, there are two car parks on each respective side of Maitai Motor Camp. Maitai River Walkway provides a good connection directly to the city centre, which is a 15-20 min ride. If you are using Fringed Hill to access Black Diamond Ridge and Sunrise Ridge, Maitai Valley is the best start point.

      Logging, and high fire risk in summer will close access.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Region Supporters & Maintainers

      • trail builder
        Sponsor
      Region Details
      • 4
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      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 1 days
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      NMTBC
      (nelsonmtb.club)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #711
      Trails (view details)
      13
      Trails Mountain Bike
      13
      Trails Hike
      11
      Trails Trail Running
      11
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent
      13,140 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,430 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,727 ft
      Reports
      217
      Photos
      159
      Ridden Counter
      180

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Fringed Hill Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: 629
      4 |
      Nov 2, 2019 @ 9:52pm
      Nov 2, 2019
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      35 |
      Oct 29, 2019 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 29, 2019
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      32 |
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 2:14am
      Oct 28, 2019
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      30 |
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 2:14am
      Oct 28, 2019

      Videos of Fringed Hill Nelson Mountain Bike

      Pesky root on Te Ara Koa
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      0:36 | 165 | Dec 2, 2019
      redwoods bottom jump.
      trail: Redwoods
      0:23 | 329 | Mar 30, 2015
      FDH crusing with Kimmi and Tubbins
      trail: FDH
      6:48 | 873 | Jul 24, 2014
      fdh stepdown
      trail: FDH
      0:06 | 690 | Nov 23, 2013

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Peaking Ridge
      Dec 15, 2019 @ 12:49am
      1 days
      VariableNMTBC NMTBC Tree cleared
      Te Ara Koa
      Dec 7, 2019 @ 9:27pm
      Dec 7, 2019
      VariableNMTBC NMTBC tree at bottom cleared
      629
      Dec 5, 2019 @ 8:37pm
      Dec 5, 2019
      Idealtamallama
      Fringe Hill Climb
      Dec 4, 2019 @ 1:32pm
      Dec 4, 2019
      DryNMTBC NMTBC CLOSED MONDAY - FRIDAY until 20 Dec 2019
      Mutleys
      Nov 25, 2019 @ 12:18pm
      Nov 25, 2019
      DryButtersNZRunning very well atm. Props to whoever...
      FDH
      Nov 5, 2019 @ 9:33pm
      Nov 5, 2019
      VariableSteaming-Monkey WGBP Tree cleared
      Black Diamond
      Oct 25, 2019 @ 5:10pm
      Oct 25, 2019
      DryLove4ridingPerfect condition!
      Sunrise Ridge
      Oct 25, 2019 @ 5:10pm
      Oct 25, 2019
      DryLove4ridingPerfect condition
      Cranknstein
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      DryLove4riding
      Cranknstein 629 Link
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 1:27pm
      Aug 30, 2019
      DryLove4riding

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #974880NMTBCaddreportPeaking Ridge
      Dec 15, 2019 @ 12:50am
      1 days
      user #1418508soimenvotetrailTe Ara Koa
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 9:34pm
      1 days
      user #1421996sanduravotetrailTe Ara Koa
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 9:32pm
      1 days
      user #938397Jayjay1riddentrailMutleys and 1 more
      Dec 14, 2019 @ 4:33pm
      1 days
      user #831268LeighbartlettriddentrailTe Ara Koa
      Dec 10, 2019 @ 8:48pm
      Dec 10, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1776629TonyClarktrailFDHIf you park on Brook St at the Brook...
      May 11, 2019 @ 12:40am
      May 11, 2019
      user #1193899cheesymortsreportTe Ara KoaLooking for this now. Where is it?
      Apr 16, 2019 @ 8:51pm
      Apr 16, 2019
      user #1706411A-Fist-Full-Of-GorsereportTe Ara KoaThis is not clear, there has been a slip half...
      Apr 4, 2019 @ 12:27am
      Apr 4, 2019
      user #923271donalducktrail629Quintessentially Nelson this one. Roots,...
      Mar 29, 2019 @ 1:06pm
      Mar 29, 2019
      user #781254bradical9trailMutleysAlso Dew lakes. Probably just about as hard...
      Jan 29, 2019 @ 3:43pm
      Jan 29, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Dun Mountain 1 10.4 km
      Fringed Hill0.8 km
      Codgers - Maitai 1 8 31.9 km
      Codgers 5 102 km
      Sharlands 1 6 4 12.9 km
      • By NMTBC NMTBC & contributors
      • Admins: NMTBC
      • #30471 - 310 views

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