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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

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      Region Details
      • 7
      • 1
      • 2
      • 9

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jan 9, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      19
      Trails Mountain Bike
      19
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      14,104 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,437 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,699 ft
      Reports
      490
      Photos
      239
      Ridden Counter
      1,551

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      Yesterday
      • 5 rides
      Past Week
      • 32 rides

      Photos of Fringed Hill Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Black Diamond
      7 |
      Dec 24, 2021 @ 5:31pm
      Dec 24, 2021
      trail: Butters
      38 |
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 12:09am
      Aug 15, 2021
      trail: Butters
      36 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 11:58pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      trail: Butters
      36 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      trail: Butters
      34 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      trail: Butters
      33 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      trail: Butters
      23 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      11 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021

      Videos of Fringed Hill Nelson Mountain Bike

      Pesky root on Te Ara Koa
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      0:36 | 232 | Dec 2, 2019
      FDH crusing with Kimmi and Tubbins
      trail: FDH
      6:48 | 1067 | Jul 24, 2014
      fdh stepdown
      trail: FDH
      0:06 | 890 | Nov 23, 2013
      Nelson - Peaking Ridge
      7:18 | 360 | Feb 5, 2020 , Nelson
      youtuber Hardest Legal Trail in Nelson: Mutleys, Grade...
      trail: Mutleys
      15:05 | 461 | Jan 14, 2020 , Nelson
      629 Trail, Nelson
      trail: 629
      7:23 | 474 | Apr 17, 2019 , Nelson
      Peaking Ridge on the Canyon Torque CF9 Pro
      5:28 | 395 | Apr 17, 2019 , Nelson
      youtuber Jungle Boogie - Te Ara Koa
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      8:36 | 789 | Feb 1, 2019 , Nelson

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      629 Smiths Ford Climb
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 2:09pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      DryNMTBC NMTBC Closed due to harvesting
      Mutleys
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 2:09pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      DryNMTBC NMTBC Closed due to harvesting
      E Tū
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 2:08pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      IdealNMTBC NMTBC Closed due to harvesting

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2285520Simmos-saskiuriddentrailTe Ara Koa and 4 more
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 9:56pm
      1 day
      user #1337440easy-trailaddreportTe Ara Koa
      Jan 13, 2022 @ 5:46pm
      Jan 13, 2022
      user #2384972TjmedcalfcommenttrailButters
      Jan 12, 2022 @ 9:47pm
      Jan 12, 2022
      user #1620355ApriliazillariddentrailTe Ara Koa
      Jan 11, 2022 @ 4:12am
      Jan 11, 2022
      user #1337440easy-trailcommentreportTe Ara Koa
      Jan 10, 2022 @ 4:03pm
      Jan 10, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2384972TjmedcalftrailButtersOne of the few trails in Nelson which is rated...
      Jan 12, 2022 @ 9:47pm
      Jan 12, 2022
      user #1337440easy-trailreportTe Ara KoaOk, thanks. Will get it tomorrow
      Jan 10, 2022 @ 4:03pm
      Jan 10, 2022
      user #1337440easy-trailreportBlack DiamondTree cleared today
      Dec 20, 2021 @ 10:09pm
      Dec 20, 2021
      user #757796hunterrobbreportCranknsteinCleared
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 11:59pm
      Dec 4, 2021
      user #1768849trailatlastrailButtersQuite possibly the most fun I've had with my...
      Nov 21, 2021 @ 2:38am
      Nov 21, 2021

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Coppermine 1 10.4 km
      Codgers - Maitai 3 5 31.9 km
      Codgers 2 52 km
      Sharlands 3 7 42.9 km
      Marsden Valley 1 43.9 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1928 miles14,104 ft14 miles2,438 ft
      #1,289#562394901,408
      E-Bike23 miles36 ft528 ft2,083 ft
      #115288156
      Hike1217 miles2,047 ft4 miles2,438 ft
      #3,118#944088
      Trail Running1217 miles2,047 ft4 miles2,438 ft
      #3,126#9440817
      • By NMTBC NMTBC & contributors
      • Admins: Aorere-Enduro, NMTBC
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