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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Welcome to the Living Springs XC Mountain bike Trails. This map shows the 6 km of purpose built mountain bike trails on the lower loop, as well as the other trials in the area that are open to mountain biking. This trail network is open to the general public to ride but keep in mind that you ride at your own risk. Thanks to Living Springs for making this land available.

      Trail network history

      Building the trail network at Living Springs began during autumn 2006. The Huxster club, interested in creating a new club XC course, obtained permission from Living Springs to build trails in their forests and Craig & Rebekah took on the role of planning and overseeing the trailbuilding. After 4 years, 113 dig sessions, 160 local riders, and 2500 hours of volunteer labour the Lower Loop was finished. A start was made on the Upper Loop in 2010 and a few hundred metres of track was built through difficult terrain when the February 2011 earthquake struck and loosened rock above the trail. Following heavy rain in Oct 2011 there was a significant rockfall and landslide in the gully where we were building and work has been put on hold.

      Restricted use

      Please respect any closed signs on these trails. Some trails, particularly Zane’s, get very slippery when wet and take a few days to dry out and therefore need to be ridden with extreme caution. Please avoid riding any trails if conditions are so wet that riding will cause damage to the trail or make it challenging to you.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      From Christchurch head up Dyers Pass Rd and drive over the Port Hills to Governors Bay. Continuing through Governors Bay, follow the road around the harbour for 3.5 km. Just past where the road gets down to sea level (Allendale) is the Living Springs Farm Park. You can park here and follow the access track up to the Lower Loop.
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      Caution on Nov 3, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,748
      Trails (view details)
      12
      Trails Mountain Bike
      12
      Trails Hike
      12
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      3 miles
      Total Descent
      2,206 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,496 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,522 ft
      Reports
      31
      Photos
      13
      Ridden Counter
      326

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