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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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 Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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

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

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 2
      • 6

      Region Status
      Caution as of Nov 12, 2019

      Hike Stats

      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
      2,205 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,496 ft
      Reports
      46

      Popular Living Springs Hiking Trails

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Living Springs

      trail: The Pines
      5 |
      Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:49am
      Nov 13, 2019
      trail: Zanes
      15 |
      May 1, 2019 @ 12:27pm
      May 1, 2019
      trail: Zanes
      19 |
      May 1, 2019 @ 12:27pm
      May 1, 2019
      trail: Old School
      57 |
      May 27, 2012 @ 11:14pm
      May 27, 2012

      Videos of Living Springs

      Fenceline DH - Port Hills New Zealand
      trail: The Pines
      1:16 | 473 | Jan 15, 2012
      Old School Ep 4
      trail: Old School
      1:34 | 118 | Nov 9, 2010
      Old School Ep 3
      trail: Old School
      2:00 | 165 | Aug 28, 2010
      Old School Ep 2
      trail: Old School
      1:05 | 112 | Jun 19, 2010

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      The Pines
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      DrybryanmmchMountain Bike Large tree stump across the top of Pines.

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Exit Track
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      DrybryanmmchMountain Bike
      Skoolz Out
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      DrybryanmmchMountain Bike
      RWO
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      DrybryanmmchMountain Bike
      Mississippi
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      DrybryanmmchMountain Bike
      Zanes
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      VariablebryanmmchMountain Bike Low hanging branch… I'll trim it next...
      4WD Climb
      Nov 12, 2019 @ 9:23pm
      Nov 12, 2019
      DrybryanmmchMountain Bike

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1121426bryanmmchaddreportExit Track and 6 more
      Nov 13, 2019 @ 12:47am
      Nov 13, 2019
      user #1399641KarratherriddentrailZanes and 1 more
      Oct 25, 2019 @ 8:34pm
      Oct 25, 2019
      user #1906481LongNathanaddreportZanes
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 1:19pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      user #1906481LongNathanriddentrailSkoolz Out and 1 more
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 1:17pm
      Aug 25, 2019
      user #1598723RPBarkerriddentrailZanes
      Jul 23, 2019 @ 4:01am
      Jul 23, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Christchurch Adventure Park 6 10 5 63.1 km
      Victoria Park 7 16 9 113.7 km
      Haven Mountain Bike Park 9 154.3 km
      Crocodile XC MTB Park 7 11 24.5 km
      Port Hills West 4 5 25.4 km
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