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      Top of the south island city, famous for steep hills and rough natural terrrain.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Caution as of Aug 24, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      285
      Trails Mountain Bike
      281
      Trails E-Bike
      118
      Trails Horse
      2
      Trails Hike
      240
      Trails Trail Running
      233
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      4
      Total Distance
      307 miles
      Total Descent
      116,714 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,241 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,265 ft
      Reports
      7,736
      Photos
      1,917
      Ridden Counter
      53,467

      Outside Logo Articles

      Video: Tom Bradshaw Rides New Zealand’s Privately Built Bike Park
      Feb 22, 2022 from pinkbike.com
      Tom shows you why The Gorge in New Zealand is his favourite place in the world to ride trail bikes.
      Sub Regions

      Photos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      trail: Cable Bay DH
      1 |
      Jan 14, 2023 @ 6:21pm
      Jan 14, 2023
      trail: Cable Bay DH
      20 |
      Jan 14, 2023 @ 6:20pm
      Jan 14, 2023
      trail: Cable Bay DH
      22 |
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 9:27pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      33 |
      Jan 6, 2023 @ 9:27pm
      Jan 6, 2023
      trail: Crank Yanker
      8 |
      Jan 4, 2023 @ 11:56am
      Jan 4, 2023
      trail: Crank Yanker
      19 |
      Jan 4, 2023 @ 11:56am
      Jan 4, 2023
      trail: BENCHED AS
      6 |
      Dec 26, 2022 @ 6:54pm
      Dec 26, 2022
      trail: Crazy Horse
      98 |
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:55pm
      Oct 15, 2019

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      It's a Match! The Honzo ESD
      trail: Gamble
      3:40 | 8174 | Aug 10, 2020
      Turners Track, Nelson - Faceplant into tree.
      trail: Turners
      1:21 | 223 | Mar 2, 2020
      Pesky root on Te Ara Koa
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      0:36 | 244 | Dec 2, 2019
      crash into gate nelson
      trail: HotBox
      0:33 | 1102 | Apr 21, 2018
      some loose Mr chompa for you
      trail: Mr Chomper
      1:00 | 509 | Dec 18, 2017
      messing around on some step trails in nelson nz
      2:53 | 187 | Dec 18, 2017
      BG NINE Frame Snap
      0:37 | 2503 | Oct 16, 2017
      Forgot to zip my pants up. Still gonna sendit!
      0:50 | 30497 | Aug 26, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Maungatapu Track
      Jan 19, 2023 @ 6:13pm
      Jan 19, 2023
      Unknownbikemoto885Due to significant damage from the...
      Maitai Recreation Hub Link
      Jan 16, 2023 @ 3:58pm
      Jan 16, 2023
      DryLove4riding WGTVMunted

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #970873JillzwishlisttrailTe Ara Koa
      Feb 7, 2023 @ 11:01pm
      10 hours
      user #1365596MCiLSwishlisttrailFirball
      Feb 7, 2023 @ 10:36pm
      10 hours
      user #1075135sparkfirewishlisttrailFirball
      Feb 6, 2023 @ 1:42am
      2 days
      user #1295203WilltimiamsriddentrailFirball
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 11:48pm
      2 days
      user #1295203WilltimiamsriddentrailTe Tirohanga Marama o Koata (Koata Marama)
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 11:47pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1117028longliveendurotrailCoppermine TrailMuch better than I expected. Great fun!...
      Feb 5, 2023 @ 8:02pm
      3 days
      user #3034009Supernova777trailTe Ara Rere o Koata ( Koata Rere )Yeah the "both directions" must be a confusion...
      Feb 3, 2023 @ 4:42pm
      Feb 3, 2023
      user #853737dangreen97trailCable Bay DHOvergrown. And very washed out.bottom half...
      Jan 14, 2023 @ 6:19pm
      Jan 14, 2023
      user #1797147zerge83trailPeaking RidgeIf you are ok with the black trails around,...
      Jan 13, 2023 @ 8:27pm
      Jan 13, 2023
      user #1797147zerge83trailBlack DiamondIt's not steep, it's just a bunch of rocks and...
      Jan 13, 2023 @ 8:23pm
      Jan 13, 2023

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike281294 miles111,417 ft149 miles4,242 ft
      #89#61,9087,7172146,037
      E-Bike118110 miles40,873 ft56 miles3,612 ft
      #100#914,84923,404
      Horse22 miles135 ft2,602 ft922 ft
      1,218
      Hike240232 miles53,894 ft100 miles4,242 ft
      #130#626,0531654
      Trail Running233229 miles53,074 ft99 miles4,242 ft
      #131#626,02911,593
      ATV/ORV/OHV46 miles764 ft1 mile2,575 ft
      1,257
      • By bradical9 & contributors
      • Admins: Alps2Ocean-Cycle-Trail, Aorere-Enduro
      • #5259 - 66,104 views

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