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      Port Hills West includes everything out to Worsleys but not Victoria Park
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Land Status: City Managed
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 6
      • 4
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Aug 17, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      32
      Trails Mountain Bike
      21
      Trails E-Bike
      1
      Trails Hike
      28
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Total Distance
      27 miles
      Total Descent
      9,675 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,391 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,538 ft
      Reports
      827
      Photos
      549
      Ridden Counter
      11,983

      Photos of Port Hills West Mountain Bike

      trail: Huntsbury DH
      200 |
      May 10, 2022 @ 8:28pm
      May 10, 2022
      146 |
      Dec 14, 2021 @ 5:34pm
      Dec 14, 2021
      trail: Mt Vernon
      132 |
      Dec 14, 2021 @ 5:33pm
      Dec 14, 2021
      33 |
      Dec 14, 2021 @ 5:33pm
      Dec 14, 2021
      trail: Fourpause
      140 |
      Dec 14, 2021 @ 5:33pm
      Dec 14, 2021
      trail: Rapaki Track
      101 |
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 1:22am
      Jan 22, 2019
      trail: Flying Nun
      811 |
      May 23, 2016 @ 10:56am
      May 23, 2016
      trail: Flying Nun
      243 |
      Jan 3, 2016 @ 4:44pm
      Jan 3, 2016

      Videos of Port Hills West Mountain Bike

      RAW: Gnarly Nun with Ben Friel
      trail: Gnarly Nun
      0:43 | 2244 | Mar 5, 2020
      Sam Read Hits Huntsbury
      1:50 | 509 | Mar 5, 2019
      Bean and Selfie attack the rowdiest trail in town
      trail: Lava Flow
      3:15 | 5722 | Feb 28, 2019
      Lava Flow - National DH Round 4 2018
      trail: Lava Flow
      2:27 | 99 | Feb 22, 2018
      New Zealand Downhill Nationals #4
      trail: Lava Flow
      5:24 | 12165 | Feb 22, 2018
      Gnarly (dust) nun
      trail: Gnarly Nun
      1:34 | 167 | Nov 28, 2017
      Harriet Harper is ripping Marleys Hill
      trail: Gnarly Nun
      0:57 | 303 | Nov 10, 2017
      Evening lap through the Flying Nun with Leona...
      trail: Flying Nun
      1:00 | 240 | Nov 10, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Rapaki Track
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 10:01pm
      2 days
      IdealVery clean at the moment.bryanmmch
      Mt Vernon
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 10:01pm
      2 days
      IdealRiding well.bryanmmch
      Bowenvale Traverse - East
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 10:01pm
      2 days
      IdealRiding well.bryanmmch
      Bowenvale Traverse - West
      Sep 27, 2022 @ 10:01pm
      2 days
      IdealClean and clear.bryanmmch
      Kennedys Bush Track
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 7:24pm
      Aug 6, 2022
      Prevalent MudTrail Running maxpock
      Mt Vernon Farm Track
      Jun 30, 2022 @ 1:44pm
      Jun 30, 2022
      VariableFirst section above start gate greasy and...TimMcGinn
      Flying Nun
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 1:41pm
      Apr 30, 2022
      IdealCould do with more biking traffic to keep...bryanmmch
      Full Monty
      Apr 17, 2022 @ 2:35pm
      Apr 17, 2022
      Idealbryanmmch
      Witch Hill
      Apr 1, 2022 @ 6:59pm
      Apr 1, 2022
      IdealE-Bike sammcneill
      Taramea Track / Montgomery Spur
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 1:16pm
      Mar 26, 2022
      Idealbryanmmch

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1121426bryanmmchaddreportRapaki Track and 3 more
      Sep 28, 2022 @ 2:18am
      2 days
      user #2148527ChellembirdaddreportBowenvale Traverse - East
      Sep 25, 2022 @ 2:34am
      Sep 25, 2022
      user #611761markhollowayupdatetrailWorsleys Rd to Valley
      Sep 23, 2022 @ 6:54am
      Sep 23, 2022
      user #2841844MattRef05TriddentrailFourpause
      Sep 9, 2022 @ 8:04pm
      Sep 9, 2022
      user #1121426bryanmmchaddreportRapaki Track and 3 more
      Sep 7, 2022 @ 3:25am
      Sep 7, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1461215mtb-tech-geektrailMt VernonPuddles in the wet but mainly a very solid...
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 2:36am
      Jun 29, 2022
      user #1461215mtb-tech-geektrailBowenvale Traverse - WestScenic cold track in winter
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 10:07pm
      Jun 25, 2022
      user #1461215mtb-tech-geektrailBowenvale Traverse - EastCan get icy in winter
      Jun 25, 2022 @ 9:25pm
      Jun 25, 2022
      user #1461683GeedstrailWorsleys Rd to Valleythis is walking track and should not be biked
      Sep 10, 2021 @ 9:13pm
      Sep 10, 2021
      user #1532678santry79trailTaramea Track / Montgomery SpurGreat little loop, worth the detour on the way...
      Oct 25, 2020 @ 11:22pm
      Oct 25, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Victoria Park 7 16 9 102 km
      Old School Reserve MTB Area 12.1 km
      Christchurch Adventure Park 7 13 12 123.1 km
      Urumau Reserve 5 2 2 13.5 km
      Port Hills East 6 94.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2119 miles7,533 ft12 miles1,368 ft
      #478#19549827321,096
      E-Bike12,959 ft505 ft2,930 ft505 ft
      7261600
      Hike2824 miles7,513 ft13 miles1,391 ft
      #443#9777127
      Trail Running2824 miles7,513 ft13 miles1,391 ft
      #443#9777907
      • By YogiNZ & contributors
      • Admins: MBA, ryan-mooore, GC
      • #8307 - 18,241 views

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