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      Trail construction in Silvan Forest started in Nov 2014, and the 170 hectares of private forest has quickly become one of Nelson's favourite riding areas, with 24 hour, free public access.
      A core network of fun, safe trails, with well graded single track climbing trails forming a backbone from the bottom of the property to the top ridge. Plenty of long run downhill options to ride, all with their own character.
      2018 saw the pine forest harvested, with trail rebuilding happening in tandem with harvest ops - the core network of trails is back in place and improved as of Sept 2019.
      Future trail development will move into the grade 4/5 area and linkage trails to the adjacent Kingsland Forest.
      Trails in Silvan Forest are graded against the New Zealand Mountainbike Trail Design and Construction Guidelines (201Cool
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Land Status: Private Managed Forest
      Land Manager: Silvan Forest
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Trailhead opposite #205 Champion Road, Richmond
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      Region Status
      Open as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      27
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Total Distance
      13 miles
      Total Descent
      5,567 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,477 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,716 ft
      Reports
      634
      Photos
      28
      Ridden Counter
      6,639

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      Past Week
      • 23 rides

      Photos of Silvan Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Jericho
      18 |
      Jan 11, 2021 @ 9:13pm
      Jan 11, 2021
      trail: Jericho
      11 |
      Jan 11, 2021 @ 9:13pm
      Jan 11, 2021
      trail: Hare Down
      22 |
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 6:29pm
      Aug 9, 2020
      trail: Hare Down
      20 |
      Aug 7, 2020 @ 6:11pm
      Aug 7, 2020
      trail: Omega
      33 |
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 12:51am
      Jan 5, 2020
      trail: Spittrock
      34 |
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      Oct 15, 2019
      trail: Ezra Mamaku
      20 |
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Jul 20, 2019

      Videos of Silvan Forest Mountain Bike

      youtuber NARROW, FAST & FLOWY - Hulk'n Hogan...
      trail: Goliath
      3:55 | 95 | Jan 11, 2021 , Nelson
      youtuber TIGHT & FLOWY  - Goliath Mountain Bike...
      trail: Goliath
      2:49 | 113 | Jan 11, 2021 , Nelson
      youtuber FAST & LOOSE - Jericho Mountain Bike Trail...
      trail: Jericho
      4:38 | 281 | Jan 11, 2021 , Nelson
      Peoples Choice, Silvan Forest, Richmond,...
      3:00 | 518 | Apr 16, 2018 , Nelson
      Heavens Up, Silvan Forest, Richmond, Nelson, NZ
      2:22 | 349 | Apr 16, 2018 , Nelson
      Alpha Wha Trail, Silvan Forest, Richmond,...
      trail: Alpha Rima
      1:52 | 286 | Apr 16, 2018 , Nelson
      Six Foot Five, Silvan Forest, Richmond, Nelson, NZ
      2:59 | 434 | Apr 16, 2018 , Richmond
      Peoples Choice, Silvan Forest, Richmond,...
      3:00 | 371 | Apr 16, 2018 , Richmond

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Sling
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 3:00pm
      2 days
      Idealkiwias Large tree down across this track.

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Copperhead Road
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      2 days
      Drykiwias
      Peoples Choice
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:33pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only until...
      Slink
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...
      Spittrock
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...
      Ezra Mamaku
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...
      Goliath
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...
      Green Dog
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...
      Hare Down
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...
      Heaven Up Here
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...
      Herald
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      DryMildie MTBTT Open Saturdays and Sundays only, until...

      Activity Feed

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      user #1642655kiwiasriddentrailCopperhead Road
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      2 days
      user #1642655kiwiasaddreportSling and 1 more
      Oct 15, 2021 @ 3:00pm
      2 days
      user #1129802MildieaddreportAlpha and 27 more
      Oct 14, 2021 @ 9:25pm
      2 days
      user #1734496NastyMcflyriddentrailEasby Park Access Trail
      Oct 4, 2021 @ 10:25pm
      Oct 4, 2021
      user #1203216ewestruppvotetrailOmega and 9 more
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 2:38am
      Sep 14, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #1976579GeorgeminghamtrailPeoples ChoiceBig steep bermed downhill corners with...
      Jan 5, 2020 @ 12:49am
      Jan 5, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Richmond Hills 71.1 km
      Marsden Valley 2 52.8 km
      Aniseed Valley 34.5 km
      Codgers 7 86.4 km
      Fringed Hill Nelson 8 26.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2713 miles5,568 ft7 miles1,476 ft
      #674#29286344,854
      E-Bike64 miles1,099 ft2 miles1,473 ft
      #455#26549320
      Hike2010 miles2,844 ft4 miles1,476 ft
      #598#156164
      Trail Running2010 miles2,844 ft4 miles1,476 ft
      #602#1761838
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