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      Top of the south island city, famous for steep hills and rough natural terrrain.
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      Region Details
      • 83
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      • 13
      • 72
      • 45
      • 43
      • 22

      Region Status
      Caution as of May 25, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      357
      Trails Mountain Bike
      312
      Trails E-Bike
      151
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Hike
      253
      Trails Trail Running
      246
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      4
      Total Distance
      355 miles
      Total Descent
      125,942 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,261 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      4,265 ft
      Reports
      9,070
      Photos
      2,163
      Ridden Counter
      71,960

      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: Gamble
      4 |
      May 25, 2024 @ 1:44am
      May 25, 2024
      trail: Hot Sauce
      6 |
      May 25, 2024 @ 1:42am
      May 25, 2024
      trail: Pine Line
      5 |
      May 25, 2024 @ 1:41am
      May 25, 2024
      trail: Peaking Ridge
      7 |
      May 25, 2024 @ 1:40am
      May 25, 2024
      trail: Firball
      1 |
      Apr 22, 2024 @ 11:02pm
      Apr 22, 2024
      trail: Turners
      1 |
      Apr 20, 2024 @ 1:42pm
      Apr 20, 2024
      trail: Turners
      27 |
      Mar 7, 2023 @ 9:03pm
      Mar 7, 2023
      trail: Crazy Horse
      135 |
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:55pm
      Oct 15, 2019

      Videos of Nelson Mountain Bike

      Deliverance corner at Cable bay
      77 | Mar 14, 2024
      Deliverance corner at Cable bay
      | Mar 14, 2024
      It's a Match! The Honzo ESD
      trail: Gamble
      3:40 | 8212 | Aug 10, 2020
      Turners Track, Nelson - Faceplant into tree.
      trail: Turners
      1:21 | 242 | Mar 2, 2020
      Pesky root on Te Ara Koa
      trail: Te Ara Koa
      0:36 | 252 | Dec 2, 2019
      crash into gate nelson
      trail: HotBox
      0:33 | 1235 | Apr 21, 2018
      some loose Mr chompa for you
      trail: Mr Chomper
      1:00 | 523 | Dec 18, 2017
      messing around on some step trails in nelson nz
      2:53 | 208 | Dec 18, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Widdershins
      May 5, 2024 @ 4:10pm
      May 5, 2024
      UnknownNMTBC NMTBC Closed weekdays until 18/05 for annul cull
      Piwakawaka
      May 5, 2024 @ 4:10pm
      May 5, 2024
      UnknownNMTBC NMTBC Closed weekdays until 18/05 for annul cull
      Involution
      May 5, 2024 @ 4:10pm
      May 5, 2024
      UnknownNMTBC NMTBC Closed weekdays until 18/05 for annul cull

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      Michael5vPdYNwishlisttrailactivity #53294303
      May 28, 2024 @ 12:47pm
      22 hours
      aaronKerr51wishlistregionactivity #53212145
      May 26, 2024 @ 11:33pm
      2 days
      GregNelsoncommentreportactivity #53151078
      May 25, 2024 @ 10:44pm
      May 25, 2024
      cheesymortsaddreportactivity #53150274
      May 25, 2024 @ 10:26pm
      May 25, 2024
      Furgus72riddentrailactivity #53146823
      May 25, 2024 @ 9:08pm
      May 25, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      GregNelsonreportTOUCHING BASETa
      May 25, 2024 @ 10:44pm
      May 25, 2024
      ewestruppreportBipolarHey mate, how far in is the tree. Cheers, Eddie
      May 4, 2024 @ 8:41am
      May 4, 2024
      GregNelsonreportPeaking OutDone
      May 1, 2024 @ 11:56pm
      May 1, 2024
      GregNelsonreportBoulder DashDone
      Apr 1, 2024 @ 11:08pm
      Apr 1, 2024
      HughfHSlKDtrailThe PoacherBest Trail on the hill, very dusty
      Mar 30, 2024 @ 7:10pm
      Mar 30, 2024

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike312312 miles115,653 ft158 miles4,262 ft
      #91#62,1459,0474359,052
      E-Bike151133 miles49,186 ft70 miles3,632 ft
      #81#975,76235,817
      Horse12 miles151 ft3,173 ft906 ft
      1,181
      Hike253278 miles61,266 ft118 miles4,262 ft
      #170#727,14411,050
      Trail Running246271 miles60,420 ft116 miles4,262 ft
      #172#757,11713,210
      ATV/ORV/OHV46 miles764 ft1 mile2,575 ft
      1,222
      • By bradical9 & contributors
      • Admins: Alps2Ocean-Cycle-Trail, Aorere-Enduro
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