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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      2,552
      Trails Mountain Bike
      2,174
      Trails E-Bike
      1,007
      Trails Hike
      1,774
      Trails Trail Running
      1,767
      Trails Horse
      18
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      8
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      8
      Trails Snowmobile
      17
      Trails Snowshoe
      19
      Trails Downhill Ski
      174
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      81
      Trails Nordic Ski
      41
      Total Distance
      3,865 miles
      Total Descent
      814,760 ft
      Total Vertical
      6,788 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,789 ft
      Reports
      20,071
      Photos
      13,910
      Ridden Counter
      392,856

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      Popular South Island Mountain Biking Trails

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      Old Dyers Road (Lower Choir Boy)
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Loess Rider
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Summit Connection
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Rude Rock
      Coronet Peak Ski & Mountain Bike Park
      Thunder Goat
      Queenstown Bike Park
      Lazy Vertigo
      Queenstown Bike Park
      Vertigo
      Queenstown Bike Park
      Upper Hammy's Track
      Queenstown Bike Park
      Lower Hammy's Track
      Queenstown Bike Park
      Original
      Queenstown Bike Park
      Battlestag
      Queenstown Bike Park
      Jacks Track (lower)
      Codgers
      Bowenvale Traverse - East
      Port Hills West
      Sesame Street
      Victoria Park
      Huck Yeah!
      Queenstown Bike Park

      South Island Mountain Bike Routes

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      Maitai-Coppermine-Maitai
      Codgers - Maitai
      19 miles
      Pick & Mix
      Codgers
      20 miles
      Ollie's Choice
      Codgers
      15 miles
      Purple Haze Loop
      Flat Top Hill
      6 miles
      Crocodile - Flying Nun - Mount Vernon
      Port Hills West
      24 miles
      Corotown
      Coronet Peak Ski & Mountain Bike Park
      6 miles
      Lake Dunstan Cycle Trail
      Cromwell
      25 miles
      Queenstown Trail - Arrowtown to Queenstown
      Wakatipu Basin
      23 miles
      Haven Loop v3.0
      Haven Mountain Bike Park
      2 miles
      Akaroa Misty Peak Trail
      Akaroa
      11 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 202 rides
      Past Week
      • 599 rides

      Photos of South Island Mountain Bike

      trail: SMC
      63 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 4, 2021
      trail: SMC
      60 |
      May 4, 2021 @ 3:01pm
      May 4, 2021
      51 |
      Mar 3, 2021 @ 6:44pm
      Mar 3, 2021
      54 |
      Dec 29, 2020 @ 3:11pm
      Dec 29, 2020
      38 |
      Oct 18, 2019 @ 9:48pm
      Oct 18, 2019
      trail: Fenceline
      200 |
      Oct 22, 2017 @ 6:39pm
      Oct 22, 2017
      181 |
      May 6, 2017 @ 12:57am
      May 6, 2017
      280 |
      May 10, 2008 @ 1:46am
      May 10, 2008

      Videos of South Island Mountain Bike

      Upper Baywatch  - Bike Glendhu trail POV
      16 | Jun 1, 2022
      Mid Baywatch  - Bike Glendhu trail POV
      14 | Jun 1, 2022
      HareTime - Bike Glendhu trail POV
      trail: HARE-TIME
      16 | Jun 1, 2022
      Lower Baywatch - Bike Glendhu trail POV
      11 | Jun 1, 2022
      Fern Berms - Bike Glendhu trail POV
      trail: FERN BERMS
      6 | Jun 1, 2022
      Autumn Chch Trip  quick1
      trail: Pedal Fine
      16 | Apr 26, 2022
      wrist breaker
      | Mar 26, 2022
      3 Peaks Enduro 2022, Dunedin, New Zealand
      trail: Tims Track
      59 | Mar 12, 2022

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Stoke Me Down - Two Way Section
      Cape Wanbrow
      Jul 1, 2022 @ 6:37pm
      2 days
      VariablemgoldinghamTrack just had some work so parts are soft
      ADZE UP
      Bike Glendhu Bike Park
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 9:57pm
      Jun 28, 2022
      Unknownbikeglendhubikepark
      Backside 4WD Track
      Bike Glendhu Bike Park
      Jun 28, 2022 @ 9:57pm
      Jun 28, 2022
      Unknownbikeglendhubikepark

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Whaimana
      Fringed Hill Nelson
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 8:10pm
      18 hours
      DryRiding well, heaps of gripWaugh36 WGTV
      Tilted Bypass
      Victoria Park
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 8:05pm
      18 hours
      DryDry and slippery but clearMattRef05T
      Choir Boy
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      19 hours
      Prevalent MudMuddy and greasy, braking bumps have now...Chellembird
      Loess Rider
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      19 hours
      IdealChellembird
      Summit Connection
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      19 hours
      IdealChellembird
      Gung Ho
      Christchurch Adventure Park
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 7:08pm
      19 hours
      WetSuper wet through exit and be wary of...Chellembird
      Frog Pond
      Port Hills East
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 2:47pm
      23 hours
      IdealRiding great, looks like it’s had some...bryanmmch
      Titus (Previously The Green Line/Greensticks/Swoopy)
      Port Hills East
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 2:47pm
      23 hours
      IdealClean and clear. Riding well.bryanmmch
      Godley Head
      Christchurch
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 2:47pm
      23 hours
      IdealRiding well.bryanmmch
      Anaconda
      Port Hills East
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 2:47pm
      23 hours
      IdealHero dirt time. Get in there!bryanmmch

      Activity Feed

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      user #319883AlfieStephensaddphotoAlfie Stephens at Frankton Track in Stroud, United Kingdom
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 5:18am
      8 hours
      user #319883AlfieStephensaddphotoAlfie Stephens at Bowenvale Bonus in Stroud, United Kingdom and 1 more
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 5:18am
      8 hours
      user #319883AlfieStephensaddphotoAlfie Stephens at Christchurch Gondola in Stroud, United Kingdom and 1 more
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 5:18am
      8 hours
      user #2148527ChellembirdaddreportChoir Boy and 3 more
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 3:20am
      10 hours
      user #3082227notsorockymountainsaddreportThe Worm and 2 more
      Jul 3, 2022 @ 2:25am
      11 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1680422craiglovesdirttrailGrommiesExposed areas are drying, however sheltered...
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 1:30pm
      1 day
      user #1461215mtb-tech-geektrailMt VernonPuddles in the wet but mainly a very solid...
      Jun 29, 2022 @ 2:36am
      Jun 29, 2022
      user #1193899cheesymortsreportInvolutionNeeded a study break. Cleared today
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 9:06pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #1967484GravelbentrailHit and MissShort but fun.
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 4:10pm
      Jun 26, 2022
      user #1461215mtb-tech-geektrailWoodham Park TrackGravel track with many exits
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 2:59am
      Jun 26, 2022

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike2,1733,338 miles668,507 ft1,448 mile6,335 ft
      13,41720,039160318,077
      E-Bike1,0071,437 mile270,449 ft606 miles6,335 ft
      3414,7223412,130
      Hike1,7743,394 miles538,996 ft1,371 mile6,335 ft
      44916,716129,914
      Trail Running1,7673,394 miles538,458 ft1,370 mile6,335 ft
      616,740148,940
      Horse1866 miles5,322 ft28 miles4,249 ft
      5,1401
      Dirtbike/Moto854 miles2,549 ft18 miles3,012 ft
      5,13534
      Observed Trials13 miles1,102 ft2 miles784 ft
      4183
      ATV/ORV/OHV814 miles2,408 ft5 miles5,223 ft
      5,1701
      Snowmobile176 miles5,833 ft6 miles2,139 ft
      12
      Snowshoe1912 miles8,661 ft10 miles4,311 ft
      311
      Downhill Ski17461 miles64,997 ft54 miles2,982 ft
      11,937
      Backcountry Ski8146 miles37,182 ft33 miles5,187 ft
      1288
      Nordic Ski4126 miles16,447 ft17 miles4,833 ft
      3237
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