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      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      Land Manager: Department of Conservation
      Maling Pass Car Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Hanmer Springs
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      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Apr 7, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      27
      Trails Mountain Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      27
      Trails Trail Running
      27
      Total Distance
      193 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      87 miles
      Total Descent
      22,925 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,920 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      6,125 ft
      Reports
      18
      Photos
      103
      Ridden Counter
      318

      Outside Logo Articles

      Photo Story: Exploring Trails in New Zealand's St James Conservation Area
      Dec 4, 2021 from pinkbike.com
      A picturesque riding adventure in the St James Conservation Area.

      Popular St James Conservation Area Trails

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

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

      Photos of St James Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      243 |
      Nov 1, 2021 @ 1:53am
      Nov 1, 2021
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      Nov 1, 2021 @ 1:53am
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      258 |
      Nov 1, 2021 @ 1:53am
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      Nov 1, 2021 @ 1:53am
      Nov 1, 2021
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      Nov 1, 2021 @ 1:53am
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      251 |
      Nov 1, 2021 @ 1:53am
      Nov 1, 2021
      528 |
      Sep 29, 2017 @ 5:28pm
      Sep 29, 2017
      292 |
      Dec 14, 2016 @ 9:27pm
      Dec 14, 2016

      Videos of St James Conservation Area Mountain Bike

      ford at Jollies Pass Rd after few days of rain
      | Mar 6, 2023
      4K Rainbow Road ASMR New Zealand Bikepacking
      22:28 | 22 | Feb 6, 2024 , Hanmer Springs
      4K Rainbow Road ASMR New Zealand Bikepacking
      22:28 | 28 | Feb 6, 2024 , Hanmer Springs
      4K Rainbow Road ASMR New Zealand Bikepacking
      22:28 | 28 | Feb 6, 2024 , Hanmer Springs
      Molesworth and Rainbow - Marlborough and...
      15:30 | 231 | Jan 3, 2021 , Hanmer Springs
      Molesworth and Rainbow - Marlborough and...
      15:30 | 286 | Jan 3, 2021 , Hanmer Springs

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Jollies Pass Rd
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 2:54am
      Apr 7, 2024
      DryRough, dry.thejazzcyclist
      St James Cycle Trail
      Mar 18, 2022 @ 1:10pm
      Mar 18, 2022
      Dry Rode complete St James Loop over 2 days -...Kiwimotobecane
      Acheron Road
      Apr 3, 2021 @ 6:10pm
      Apr 3, 2021
      Very DryRecreateme

      Activity Feed

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      JordanReifwishlisttrailactivity #54151222
      Jun 15, 2024 @ 3:21am
      1 day
      thejazzcyclistaddreportactivity #50910835
      Apr 7, 2024 @ 3:40pm
      Apr 7, 2024
      Sallebotsiwishlisttrailactivity #49087521
      Feb 11, 2024 @ 10:29pm
      Feb 11, 2024
      Blackmore39wishlisttrailactivity #46765050
      Nov 28, 2023 @ 5:42pm
      Nov 28, 2023
      Blackmore39wishlisttrailactivity #46718074
      Nov 27, 2023 @ 12:20am
      Nov 27, 2023

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      zozonitrailJollies Pass RdFord towards top is fast and about knee deep....
      Mar 6, 2023 @ 1:12am
      Mar 6, 2023
      dhmadkiwitrailSt James Cycle TrailGreat ride and excellent scenery. There was...
      Apr 10, 2021 @ 7:17pm
      Apr 10, 2021
      MisterDirtPawstrailSt James Cycle TrailDid this trail as a 1-day mountain bike ride...
      Mar 17, 2020 @ 4:19pm
      Mar 17, 2020
      arranjtandyreportSt James Cycle TrailWe road the track in Nov 2019 .homestead to...
      Dec 3, 2019 @ 8:11pm
      Dec 3, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Lewis Pass Scenic Reserve15.5 km
      Hanmer Forest Park 12 11 2 117.1 km
      Nelson Lakes National Park22.5 km
      Mt Lyford Adventure Park 2 226.6 km
      Teetotal 4 4 135.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5141 miles11,850 ft60 miles3,281 ft
      #5,086#12310318168
      Hike27193 miles22,923 ft87 miles4,921 ft
      #4,183#1001830
      Trail Running27193 miles22,923 ft87 miles4,921 ft
      #4,206#10118
      • By the-yeti & contributors
      • Admins: MBA, ryan-mooore, HSMBC
      • #29618 - 2,601 views
      • st james conservation area activity log | embed map of St James Conservation Area mountain bike trails | st james conservation area mountain biking points of interest

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