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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
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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

LEGEND
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
      McHugh’s Forest was established in 1893 to provide shelter & timber in an area where no natural forests occurred. It is a mixed exotic conifer plantation dominated by large Douglas-fir, but also containing good examples of radiata pine, macrocarpa, larch, spruce, Corsican pine and cedar along with some oak & silver wattle.

      Many of the trees you see today date from the original plantings & the forest is considered to be one of the finest Douglas-fir stands in New Zealand.

      The understory of shrubs (mostly native) & weeds was mainly seeded by birds of which some 19 different species have been observed by birdwatchers.

      Formerly part of the Selwyn Plantation Board’s forest holdings, the forest is now in the ownership of the Selwyn District Council and open for the public to enjoy.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
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      Region Details
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Dec 28, 2019

      Stats

      Trails (view details)
      2
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      1
      Trails Trail Running
      1
      Total Distance
      2 miles
      Total Descent
      32 ft
      Total Vertical
      33 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      732 ft
      Reports
      2
      Ridden Counter
      22

      Popular McHugh's Forest Mountain Biking Trails

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      McHugh's MTB Track
      Back to Carpark

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 6.1 km avg distance

      Recent Trail Reports

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      McHugh's MTB Track
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 1:53pm
      Dec 28, 2019
      DryCottieNZNice easy track for young and old.
      Back to Carpark
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 1:53pm
      Dec 28, 2019
      DryCottieNZNice easy track for young and old.

      Activity Feed

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      user #1717098CottieNZaddreportMcHugh's MTB Track and 1 more
      Dec 29, 2019 @ 1:31pm
      Dec 29, 2019
      user #1131365tim987riddentrailMcHugh's MTB Track
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 1:56am
      Aug 8, 2019
      user #1767488BlueHorizon87wishlisttrailMcHugh's MTB Track
      Apr 28, 2019 @ 6:48pm
      Apr 28, 2019
      user #1753116Earl1717riddentrailBack to Carpark and 2 more
      Apr 15, 2019 @ 10:27pm
      Apr 15, 2019
      user #1732920RayzawishlisttrailMcHugh's MTB Track
      Mar 20, 2019 @ 6:44pm
      Mar 20, 2019

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