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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      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.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Trailhead opposite #205 Champion Road, Richmond
      Links
      Region Details
      • 1
      • 5
      • 14

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 28, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #439
      Trails (view details)
      21
      Trails Mountain Bike
      20
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      19
      Trails Trail Running
      19
      Total Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      4,459 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,482 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,719 ft
      Reports
      219
      Photos
      19
      Ridden Counter
      3,594

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Silvan Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Spittrock
      1 |
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      24 hours
      trail: Ezra Mamaku
      1 |
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      trail: Goliath
      19 |
      Jul 19, 2018 @ 2:09pm
      Jul 19, 2018

      Videos of Silvan Forest Mountain Bike

      goliath
      trail: Goliath
      2:30 | 33 | Aug 20, 2019
      spit rock
      trail: Spittrock
      1:51 | 34 | Aug 20, 2019
      Peoples Choice, Silvan Forest, Richmond,...
      3:00 | 200 | Apr 16, 2018 , Richmond
      Heavens Up, Silvan Forest, Richmond, Nelson, NZ
      2:22 | 128 | Apr 16, 2018 , Richmond

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Omega
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 1:46am
      Sep 28, 2019
      VariableIsaacridesmountainbikes Very smooth watch the start part from...
      Ezra Mamaku
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 1:43am
      Sep 28, 2019
      VariableIsaacridesmountainbikesVery nice ride down
      Spittrock
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      DryRolyinnzStill quite loose at top
      Ari Mahoe
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      DryRolyinnz
      Skills Section
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      DryRolyinnz
      Goliath
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Sep 26, 2019
      DryRolyinnzGetting a bit dry, watch the corners
      Peoples Choice Top Section
      Sep 15, 2019 @ 11:40am
      Sep 15, 2019
      DryMildie MTBTT Rebuilt and reopened Sept 12th
      Six Foot Five
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 11:47pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      UnknownMildie MTBTT Scheduled to be rebuilt October 2019
      Alpha Whā
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 11:44pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      DryMildie MTBTT Rebuilt and reopened Aug 28th.
      Exodus
      Sep 2, 2019 @ 11:40pm
      Sep 2, 2019
      DryMildie MTBTT Well settled in after rebuild

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1148135johannjenkinsonaddphoto in Nelson, New Zealand and 1 more
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      24 hours
      user #1945762JeeawgriddentrailAlpha and 6 more
      Oct 10, 2019 @ 10:23pm
      Oct 10, 2019
      user #1906230Simonparkes2riddentrailAlpha and 2 more
      Oct 7, 2019 @ 11:48pm
      Oct 7, 2019
      user #1941500IsaacridesmountainbikesaddreportEzra Mamaku and 1 more
      Sep 28, 2019 @ 1:43am
      Sep 28, 2019
      user #1096002RolyinnzaddreportSpittrock and 4 more
      Sep 26, 2019 @ 10:26pm
      Sep 26, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Richmond Hills 7 11.1 km
      Marsden Valley 2 13 km
      Fringed Hill5.9 km
      Codgers 5 106.4 km
      Fringed Hill Nelson 1 66.7 km

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