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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
      • 5
      • 5
      • 1
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      33
      Trails Mountain Bike
      22
      Trails E-Bike
      2
      Trails Hike
      29
      Trails Trail Running
      29
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      9,596 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,418 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,538 ft
      Reports
      1,029
      Photos
      567
      Ridden Counter
      14,947

      Photos of Port Hills West Mountain Bike

      22 |
      Nov 8, 2023 @ 1:12am
      Nov 8, 2023
      27 |
      Nov 8, 2023 @ 1:12am
      Nov 8, 2023
      12 |
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 3:49am
      Sep 26, 2023
      9 |
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 3:49am
      Sep 26, 2023
      8 |
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 3:49am
      Sep 26, 2023
      trail: Rāpaki Track
      121 |
      Jan 22, 2019 @ 1:22am
      Jan 22, 2019
      trail: Flying Nun
      869 |
      May 23, 2016 @ 10:56am
      May 23, 2016
      trail: Flying Nun
      262 |
      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 | 2269 | Mar 5, 2020
      Sam Read Hits Huntsbury
      1:50 | 547 | Mar 5, 2019
      Bean and Selfie attack the rowdiest trail in town
      trail: Lava Flow
      3:15 | 5757 | 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 | 12183 | Feb 22, 2018
      Gnarly (dust) nun
      trail: Gnarly Nun
      1:34 | 170 | Nov 28, 2017
      Harriet Harper is ripping Marleys Hill
      trail: Gnarly Nun
      0:57 | 315 | Nov 10, 2017
      Evening lap through the Flying Nun with Leona...
      trail: Flying Nun
      1:00 | 260 | Nov 10, 2017

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Gnarly Nun
      Feb 4, 2024 @ 2:11am
      Feb 4, 2024
      Drybryanmmch

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      jamgoladdreportactivity #49501425 and 4 more
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 11:27pm
      2 days
      bryanmmchaddreportactivity #49493446 and 1 more
      Feb 24, 2024 @ 7:35pm
      3 days
      bryanmmchaddreportactivity #49281674
      Feb 18, 2024 @ 3:03am
      Feb 18, 2024
      sparkynzladdreportactivity #49256711 and 3 more
      Feb 17, 2024 @ 9:46am
      Feb 17, 2024
      AandOriddentrailactivity #49239927
      Feb 17, 2024 @ 12:18am
      Feb 17, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      GwynetrailElevatorStunning ride, both up and down. Briliant job...
      Dec 30, 2022 @ 6:19pm
      Dec 30, 2022
      powell21trailGnarly NunOvergrown on 26 December 2022
      Dec 25, 2022 @ 9:53am
      Dec 25, 2022
      RobndavetrailElevatorRode this new track last Sunday and was fully...
      Dec 7, 2022 @ 10:15pm
      Dec 7, 2022
      mtb-tech-geektrailRock upEasy to miss where trail starts
      Dec 4, 2022 @ 7:14pm
      Dec 4, 2022
      bryanmmchtrailElevatorTrail wizards and fairies have requested this...
      Oct 13, 2022 @ 5:39pm
      Oct 13, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Victoria Park 7 18 8 92 km
      Old School Reserve MTB Area 12.1 km
      Christchurch Adventure Park 7 16 11 123.1 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 Bike2221 miles7,454 ft12 miles1,394 ft
      #503#195661,028426,065
      E-Bike23 miles548 ft4,754 ft879 ft
      91311,117
      Hike2925 miles7,434 ft13 miles1,417 ft
      #440#9973231
      Trail Running2925 miles7,434 ft13 miles1,417 ft
      #445#99731,534
      • By YogiNZ & contributors
      • Admins: MBA, ryan-mooore, AsherRichardsCHCH, GC
      • #8307 - 24,892 views

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