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      Well mapped and signposted trail network, with hand built tracks from beginner to expert. Mostly XC but there are a couple of steeper tracks coming down off the north side of Conical Hill and Jollies Pass.

      Lots of short trails allow for making up your own routes, which can be of infinite variety and length.

      Trails are mainly built by Hanmer MTB Club with agreement from the various landowners. Income towards trail building is limited so feel free to make a donation via https://www.hanmermtb.nz/ to support this worthy cause. Trail Maps can be purchased from the Information Centre in Hanmer when you visit .

      Trails can only be built with permission of the Landowners. This must be done through the HSMTB Club.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Hanmer Forest
      Land Status: Private Managed Forest
      Land Manager: Matariki
      Clarence Valley Road Carpark google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Parking is on Jollies Pass Road at the forest Main Entrance and map Hub.
      There is also a short Grading Trail, a bike wash & tools and a Skills Park just behind the building.
      Trails can also be accessed from other parts of the village & forest.
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      Region Details
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      • 12
      • 11
      • 2
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Feb 8, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      50
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      47
      Trails Horse
      7
      Trails Hike
      42
      Trails Trail Running
      45
      Total Distance
      39 miles
      Total Descent
      6,589 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,058 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      3,222 ft
      Reports
      785
      Photos
      85
      Ridden Counter
      15,839

      Popular Hanmer Forest Park Mountain Biking Trails

      Hanmer Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Expert Tracks
      4 miles
      Big Foot Detox Route
      5 miles
      15 mile Hanmer Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog15 miles
      26 mile Hanmer Forest Park All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog26 miles
      23 mile Hanmer Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog23 miles
      8 mile Hanmer Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog8 miles
      6 mile Hanmer Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog6 miles
      9 mile Hanmer Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog9 miles
      12 mile Hanmer Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog12 miles
      22 mile Hanmer Forest Park Ridepopular ridelog22 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 3 rides
      Past Week
      • 41 rides

      Photos of Hanmer Forest Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Tombstone
      8 |
      Dec 11, 2023 @ 8:56pm
      Dec 11, 2023
      trail: Tombstone
      15 |
      Nov 1, 2023 @ 1:15am
      Nov 1, 2023
      8 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:23pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      27 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:22pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      13 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 8:22pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      16 |
      Feb 28, 2023 @ 4:10pm
      Feb 28, 2023
      trail: Perseverance
      24 |
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 2:20am
      Apr 29, 2022
      trail: Perseverance
      25 |
      Apr 29, 2022 @ 2:20am
      Apr 29, 2022

      Videos of Hanmer Forest Park Mountain Bike

      C line at firepit dirt park
      trail: C-Line
      0:09 | 821 | Jan 13, 2014
      Tombstone | Hanmer Forest Park | Canterbury,...
      trail: Tombstone
      8:42 | 438 | Mar 6, 2022 , Hanmer Springs
      Swoop | Hanmer Forest Park | Canterbury, NZ |...
      trail: Swoop
      4:58 | 296 | Mar 6, 2022 , Hanmer Springs
      Western Link | Hanmer Forest Park |...
      5:04 | 120 | Mar 6, 2022 , Hanmer Springs
      Joliffe Saddle | Hanmer Forest Park |...
      2:20 | 168 | Feb 23, 2022 , Hanmer Springs
      Mach 1 | Hanmer Forest Park | Canterbury, NZ |...
      trail: Mach 1
      6:28 | 350 | Feb 19, 2022 , Hanmer Springs
      South Island Holiday - Jan 2022
      21:15 | 82 | Feb 5, 2022 , Hanmer Springs
      South Island Holiday - Jan 2022
      trail: Swoop
      21:15 | 95 | Feb 5, 2022 , Hanmer Springs

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Tombstone
      Jan 9, 2024 @ 11:10pm
      Jan 9, 2024
      Very DryNarrow single track up and down....AndyBNZ
      Swamp Track
      Jan 6, 2024 @ 6:50pm
      Jan 6, 2024
      DryOdaluin
      Swoop
      Jan 6, 2024 @ 6:50pm
      Jan 6, 2024
      DryOdaluin
      Start Trail
      Jan 5, 2024 @ 10:54pm
      Jan 5, 2024
      Ideal Temporary Closure - now openHSMTBCLUB HSMBC
      Eenie Meenie
      Jan 5, 2024 @ 10:53pm
      Jan 5, 2024
      Ideal Trees now clearedHSMTBCLUB HSMBC
      C V EXPRESS
      Jan 5, 2024 @ 10:52pm
      Jan 5, 2024
      Unknown HSMTBCLUB HSMBC
      Lucas Lane Link
      Jan 5, 2024 @ 10:52pm
      Jan 5, 2024
      Unknown HSMTBCLUB HSMBC
      Conical Hill Climb
      Jan 5, 2024 @ 10:52pm
      Jan 5, 2024
      Unknown HSMTBCLUB HSMBC
      Flax Gully
      Jan 5, 2024 @ 10:52pm
      Jan 5, 2024
      Unknown HSMTBCLUB HSMBC
      Timberlands
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 8:22pm
      Oct 21, 2023
      Variable Timberlands is open again after a...HSMTBCLUB HSMBC

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      LoganHayriddentrailactivity #49269626
      Feb 17, 2024 @ 8:59pm
      3 days
      JScooter604wishlistrouteactivity #46916090
      Dec 3, 2023 @ 10:33am
      Dec 3, 2023
      RebeccamCVEcgwishlisttrailactivity #46869364
      Dec 2, 2023 @ 1:57am
      Dec 2, 2023
      CherylkDdISriddentrailactivity #46853501 and 4 more
      Dec 1, 2023 @ 5:28pm
      Dec 1, 2023
      geordieprebblecheckintrailactivity #46722009
      Nov 27, 2023 @ 2:22am
      Nov 27, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      conorFq0YQntrailAddictionGreat technical descent. Watch the low pine...
      Jan 25, 2024 @ 7:46am
      Jan 25, 2024
      AndyBNZtrailTombstoneExcellent trail. Kudos to the build team for...
      Jan 9, 2024 @ 11:11pm
      Jan 9, 2024
      samspaventrailTombstoneAwesome trail, in great condition. Hats off to...
      Dec 11, 2023 @ 8:52pm
      Dec 11, 2023
      Savis007trailTombstonePigs have routed up parts of the initial up...
      Jun 23, 2023 @ 6:16pm
      Jun 23, 2023
      BenWilkinstrailTimberlandsBeen logged, doesn’t seem to have been re-routed
      Apr 29, 2023 @ 5:17pm
      Apr 29, 2023

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Mt Lyford Adventure Park 2 215.8 km
      St James Conservation Area17.1 km

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4837 miles6,368 ft16 miles2,057 ft
      #561#217778325,057
      E-Bike4734 miles4,793 ft14 miles679 ft
      #212#113632348
      Horse73 miles272 ft2 miles161 ft
      #489#493
      Hike4233 miles4,879 ft13 miles2,057 ft
      #550#115662104
      Trail Running4536 miles5,243 ft14 miles2,057 ft
      #505#10675211
      • By HSMTBCLUB HSMBC & contributors
      • Admins: MBA, ryan-mooore, HSMBC
      • #3902 - 17,088 views

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