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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 Details
      • 8
      • 6
      • 20
      • 4
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of May 2, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      45
      Trails Mountain Bike
      44
      Trails E-Bike
      23
      Trails Hike
      36
      Trails Trail Running
      37
      Total Distance
      22 miles
      Total Descent
      8,498 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,746 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,805 ft
      Reports
      805
      Photos
      53
      Ridden Counter
      11,166

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 4 rides
      Past Week
      • 26 rides

      Photos of Silvan Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Spittrock
      6 |
      Jan 26, 2024 @ 12:57pm
      Jan 26, 2024
      trail: Alpha Rima
      9 |
      Dec 9, 2023 @ 1:58pm
      Dec 9, 2023
      trail: Alpha Rima
      10 |
      Dec 9, 2023 @ 1:58pm
      Dec 9, 2023
      trail: Jericho
      19 |
      Nov 3, 2023 @ 12:35pm
      Nov 3, 2023
      trail: Jericho
      22 |
      Nov 3, 2023 @ 12:34pm
      Nov 3, 2023
      trail: Omega
      9 |
      Nov 3, 2023 @ 12:19pm
      Nov 3, 2023
      trail: Top Notch
      20 |
      Oct 19, 2023 @ 3:00am
      Oct 19, 2023
      trail: Exodus
      13 |
      May 14, 2023 @ 10:00pm
      May 14, 2023

      Videos of Silvan Forest Mountain Bike

      Riding Ari Mahoe - Silvan Forest MTB Park, Nelson
      trail: Ari Mahoe
      3:14 | 23 | Feb 11, 2024 , Nelson
      Riding Goliath - Silvan Forest MTB Park Nelson
      trail: Goliath
      2:56 | 17 | Feb 10, 2024 , Nelson
      Riding Copperhead Road - Silvan Forest MTB...
      3:00 | 32 | Jan 30, 2024 , Nelson
      Riding Ezra Mamaku - Silvan Forest MTB Park -...
      2:47 | 45 | Jan 30, 2024 , Nelson
      Riding Exodus & a near miss!! - Silvan...
      trail: Exodus
      4:46 | 27 | Jan 30, 2024 , Nelson
      Riding Spitrock, Silvan Forest MTB Park Nelson
      trail: Spittrock
      2:20 | 36 | Jan 26, 2024 , Nelson
      Riding Omega - Silvan Forest MTB Park Nelson
      trail: Omega
      2:29 | 29 | Jan 26, 2024 , Nelson
      Riding People's Choice, Silvan Forest MTB Park
      5:12 | 29 | Jan 26, 2024 , Nelson

      Recent Trail Reports

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      usernameactiontypetitledate
      P0LPe5riddentrailactivity #52802928 and 3 more
      May 18, 2024 @ 10:25pm
      1 day
      Mildieupdatetrailactivity #52736797
      May 17, 2024 @ 1:43pm
      2 days
      P0LPe5riddentrailactivity #52559566
      May 13, 2024 @ 2:59pm
      May 13, 2024
      Mildieupdatetrailactivity #52154972
      May 5, 2024 @ 10:40pm
      May 5, 2024
      NZMTBRallyriddentrailactivity #52059215
      May 3, 2024 @ 8:59pm
      May 3, 2024

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      WillyuMvystrailDirty LaundryVery overgrown on the last few straits
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 10:22pm
      Oct 29, 2023
      StumpygethreportHare DownSorry Mildie.
      Jul 28, 2022 @ 12:55pm
      Jul 28, 2022
      StumpygethreportHare DownGood job millie riding it now much improved.
      Jul 28, 2022 @ 12:54pm
      Jul 28, 2022
      Supernova777trailOmegaFast, fun way to end your ride at Sylvan....
      May 19, 2022 @ 4:23am
      May 19, 2022
      Supernova777trailPeoples ChoiceBerms on People's Choice lower could do with...
      May 19, 2022 @ 4:19am
      May 19, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Richmond Hills 81.1 km
      Marsden Valley 2 42.8 km
      Aniseed Valley 34.5 km
      Codgers 1 56.4 km
      Fringed Hill Nelson 3 96.7 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4420 miles8,432 ft12 miles1,745 ft
      #712#29518037,526
      E-Bike2310 miles3,182 ft6 miles1,739 ft
      #666#31681959
      Hike3617 miles4,521 ft8 miles1,739 ft
      #621#13276834
      Trail Running3718 miles4,836 ft9 miles1,745 ft
      #625#14774196
      • By Mildie MTBTT & contributors
      • Admins: Aorere-Enduro, MTBTT
      • #10513 - 19,807 views

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