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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • 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 Last Ridden
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  • < 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
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  • Description
  • Photos
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  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
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  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Just 10 kilometres from the city, the 3150 ha McLeans Forest section of the Waimakariri River Regional Park is a valuable and unique natural recreational area where you can relax and enjoy a range of activities including picnicking, mountain biking, walking and running. It is also a recreation and leisure destination which includes golf, shooting, horse riding, vintage car steam & machinery clubs through to paintball and tank rides and Orana Wildlife Park. Nowhere else in NZ can you find a 'play' area like this.

      The Forest:

      Walking and mountain biking tracks may be closed from time to time due to forestry operations. Watch out for vehicles and deep water holes which are used for fire-fighting, and stay out of the forest during strong winds as trees or large branches may fall.

      Fire danger:

      Fire is a constant threat to this forest. The lighting of fires and smoking is strictly prohibited. If you see smoke or fire, call 111 immediately and leave the forest. Golf courses and other large open areas which have short green grass are safe places in a fire emergency.

      Don't forget...

      Mountain bike tracks are one-way only – watch for direction markers.
      All paddocks and club areas are private and not available for public access except in emergencies.
      Check the whiteboard at the start of the tracks for up-to-date safety information.
      You can contact the rangers on 03 353 9725 at weekends or for Environment Canterbury Customer Services call 0800 EC INFO.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      McLeans Forest Recration Reserve Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The main entrance to McLeans Forest is on McLeans Island Road, just before Orana Park if you are coming from Christchurch. There is also access along the stopbanks by foot or cycle from the intersection of Haul Road and McLeans Island Road.

      Gate closing hours: Gates are now open at 7am and closed at 10pm - all year round.
      Region Details
      • 9


      Open on 17 hours

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,106
      Trails (view details)
      9
      Trails Mountain Bike
      9
      Trails E-Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      16 miles
      Total Descent
      138 ft
      Total Vertical
      204 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      224 ft
      Reports
      32
      Photos
      3
      Ridden Counter
      569

      Photos of McLeans Forest Mountain Bike

      11 |
      Mar 10, 2019 @ 4:41pm
      Mar 10, 2019
      report
      trail: Coringa Loop
      11 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 3:14pm
      Jun 10, 2018
      trail: Coringa Loop
      18 |
      Jun 10, 2018 @ 3:13pm
      Jun 10, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Coringa Loop
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 3:19am
      17 hours
      VariableKlowbusMostly dry with occasional puddle
      Main Loop
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 3:19am
      17 hours
      VariableKlowbusMostly dry with the occasional puddle
      Gordon Reid Track
      Aug 8, 2019 @ 10:10pm
      Aug 8, 2019
      VariablewaynevtcGood
      Tresillian Loop Link Track
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 7:28pm
      Jun 28, 2019
      DryGazzaobie
      Gordon Reid Return Track
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 7:28pm
      Jun 28, 2019
      DryGazzaobie
      River loop
      May 11, 2017 @ 8:00pm
      May 11, 2017
      Prevalent Mudbryanmmch

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1904243KlowbusaddreportMain Loop and 1 more
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 3:19am
      17 hours
      user #1904243KlowbusriddentrailMain Loop
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 3:17am
      17 hours
      user #1778052waynevtcaddridelogAug 22, 2019 ride log
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 12:20am
      20 hours
      user #1311484Aaron19841addridelogAug 20, 2019 ride log
      Aug 22, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      23 hours
      user #1837797Aunt-SallyaddridelogAug 20, 2019 ride log
      Aug 21, 2019 @ 6:36pm
      2 days

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Waimakariri River Regional Park 75.5 km
      Crocodile XC MTB Park 7 11 211.6 km
      Bottle Lake Forest 611.7 km
      Christchurch Adventure Park 6 6 5 613.2 km
      Port Hills West 4 5 213.3 km
      • By YogiNZ TRAILFORKS & contributors
      • Admins: sykic, GC
      • #8309 - 1,972 views
      • mcleans forest activity log | embed map of McLeans Forest mountain bike trails | mcleans forest mountain biking points of interest
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