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      You require a Nelson Mountain Bike Club Membership to ride in this area.

      Sharlands forestry area has a wide variety of hand-built trails through forestry and native plantation with everything from a technical single track, steep loamy descents, and national level DH tracks. Forestry roads link the network for the gravel grinders. A great all-weather riding area.
      Sharlands Carpark google parking directions
      Access Info:
      The gate has two parts; A high gate and a low gate. You can enter when the high is open and the low gate is closed with a permit (NMTBC membership; https://nelsonmtb.club/)
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
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      • 4

      Region Status
      Caution as of Jul 24, 2024

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      36
      Trails Mountain Bike
      36
      Trails E-Bike
      3
      Trails Hike
      28
      Trails Trail Running
      28
      Total Distance
      45 miles
      Total Descent
      14,670 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,767 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,871 ft
      Reports
      1,376
      Photos
      263
      Ridden Counter
      7,391

      Waitarake/Sharlands Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      A Trip Through Nelson
      50 miles
      15 mile Sharlands Ridepopular ridelog15 miles
      18 mile Sharlands Ridepopular ridelog18 miles
      2 mile Sharlands All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog2 miles
      11 mile Sharlands All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog11 miles
      7 mile Sharlands Ridepopular ridelog7 miles
      11 mile Sharlands All-Mountain Ridepopular ridelog11 miles
      9 mile Sharlands Ridepopular ridelog9 miles
      8 mile Sharlands Ridepopular ridelog8 miles
      9 mile Sharlands Ridepopular ridelog9 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 3 rides
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      Past Week
      • 12 rides

      Photos of Waitarake/Sharlands Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Jun 16, 2024 @ 2:10pm
      Jun 16, 2024
      trail: Aorere
      48 |
      Oct 29, 2023 @ 1:52am
      Oct 29, 2023
      trail: Supplejack
      25 |
      Sep 9, 2023 @ 12:32am
      Sep 9, 2023
      trail: Putakari
      21 |
      Jun 22, 2023 @ 1:04pm
      Jun 22, 2023
      trail: Putakari
      15 |
      Jun 22, 2023 @ 1:04pm
      Jun 22, 2023
      trail: Aorere
      156 |
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 12:07am
      Apr 5, 2021
      trail: Kaka
      107 |
      Apr 5, 2021 @ 12:07am
      Apr 5, 2021
      trail: Putakari
      54 |
      Oct 10, 2020 @ 1:53am
      Oct 10, 2020

      Videos of Waitarake/Sharlands Mountain Bike

      some loose Mr chompa for you
      trail: Mr Chomper
      1:00 | 523 | Dec 18, 2017
      messing around on some step trails in nelson nz
      2:53 | 210 | Dec 18, 2017
      Forgot to zip my pants up. Still gonna sendit!
      0:50 | 30517 | Aug 26, 2017
      Cloud nine
      trail: Putakari
      3:41 | 1374 | Apr 22, 2017
      Winter DH series round 1
      trail: Broken Axe
      5:03 | 399 | Jul 17, 2016
      Winter DH series round 2
      5:53 | 253 | Jul 17, 2016
      Kaka Hill NZ Nationals 2016
      trail: Kaka
      3:45 | 956 | Feb 12, 2016
      broken axe small edit
      trail: Broken Axe
      1:42 | 403 | Jul 19, 2015

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditioninfouser
      Putakari
      Jul 24, 2024 @ 5:21am
      Jul 24, 2024
      IdealLove4riding WGTV
      Aorere
      Jul 24, 2024 @ 5:21am
      Jul 24, 2024
      IdealLove4riding WGTV
      Sharlands Road
      Jul 24, 2024 @ 5:21am
      Jul 24, 2024
      IdealLove4riding WGTV
      Loam Ranger
      Jun 28, 2024 @ 6:17am
      Jun 28, 2024
      Variablestevecopley WGTV
      Aorere Climb
      Jun 28, 2024 @ 6:17am
      Jun 28, 2024
      Idealstevecopley WGTV
      Isolation Trig Road
      Jun 28, 2024 @ 6:17am
      Jun 28, 2024
      Idealstevecopley WGTV
      Supplejack
      Jun 26, 2024 @ 12:38pm
      Jun 26, 2024
      Variablestevecopley WGTV
      Bob Fern Rd
      Jun 26, 2024 @ 12:38pm
      Jun 26, 2024
      Variablestevecopley WGTV
      Rimu
      Jun 21, 2024 @ 10:45pm
      Jun 21, 2024
      Unknown There is a very large tree down across...Andyvanman
      Kaka Trig Road
      Jun 20, 2024 @ 1:51am
      Jun 20, 2024
      IdealLove4riding WGTV

      Activity Feed

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      AnnieClaudewQ3ieGriddentrailactivity #56122280
      Jul 24, 2024 @ 2:03am
      3 hours
      Love4ridingaddreportactivity #56121365 and 2 more
      Jul 24, 2024 @ 1:02am
      4 hours
      iliketoridebikes420wishlisttrailactivity #56067949
      Jul 22, 2024 @ 9:14pm
      1 day
      Love4ridingvotetrailactivity #55787952 and 1 more
      Jul 17, 2024 @ 12:21pm
      Jul 17, 2024
      Carson5schnackwishlisttrailactivity #55590479 and 3 more
      Jul 13, 2024 @ 5:46pm
      Jul 13, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      MartinZMGU5QtrailScottwood WigglesNot open from the top, take the last signed...
      Jun 17, 2024 @ 10:14pm
      Jun 17, 2024
      Raitrails23reportSharlands CreekThere is 2 big slips half way along thr trail....
      Jun 14, 2024 @ 5:13pm
      Jun 14, 2024
      JwmacdtrailChings HighwayTried to ride this yesterday, top section to...
      Jun 1, 2024 @ 1:03pm
      Jun 1, 2024
      JonnyWtrailAorereRunning sweet. I cleared the stabby fallen...
      Jan 17, 2024 @ 12:46am
      Jan 17, 2024
      liam-mailtrailMataiLower Matai has two large slips over it....
      Jan 4, 2024 @ 7:49pm
      Jan 4, 2024

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Koata Park (formerly Maitai-Codgers) 3 6 32.1 km
      Codgers 42.5 km
      Coppermine 23 km
      Fringed Hill Nelson 3 93.2 km
      Marsden Valley 2 46.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike3645 miles14,669 ft21 miles1,768 ft
      #1,343#542611,37516,661
      E-Bike33 miles1,158 ft2 miles873 ft
      #194863544
      Hike2840 miles8,091 ft17 miles1,752 ft
      #1,954#531,15628
      Trail Running2840 miles8,091 ft17 miles1,752 ft
      #1,958#5321,15687
      • By bradical9 & contributors
      • Admins: Aorere-Enduro, NMTBC, easy-trail
      • #6655 - 18,630 views

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