11.8 miles
Distance
3,148 ft
Climb
-4,533 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This takes a lot of the good trails on Coronet. Best done with a friend so you can leave one vehicle a the bottom of Zoot and one at the Coronet base building to avoid the ride up the sealed road. Allow two and a half to three hours.

Detailed Description
Big Coronet Loop is a 12 mile moderately popular advanced route located near Queenstown. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 3,148 ft with a max elevation of 5,328 ft then descends -4,533 ft.

19 Reviews & Comments

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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 22, 2023 at 15:30)
Trail Coronet XC
Addition: On a lift/shuttle day simply use the access road on your (e)bike...
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longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 22, 2023 at 15:28)
Trail Coronet XC
Highly recommend that you check if the lift is running the day you want to climb up this trail. The Kiwis kindness, politeness and niceness seems to reach its limits when you ride this one up on a lift/shuttle day.
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jgansler (Jan 5, 2023 at 16:17)
Definitely 4. I would say easier than rude rock. Honestly not worth the extra effort.
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dkendy1 (Dec 26, 2022 at 21:36)
Trail Rude Rock
Loving the new Berms! Go elevate
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ElisiaJones (Oct 7, 2021 at 13:26)
Trail Rude Rock
Closed as of 7-09-2021
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bagofbru (Apr 29, 2021 at 3:44)
Trail Rude Rock
A bit muddy and slippery at the top.
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2d-cutout (Apr 24, 2021 at 4:03)
Fantastic continuation of Rude Rock giving you a really long almost non-stop descent. As Donald Duck says I would class it as a Grade 4 (but I live and ride in Nelson, where the whole thing would barely be a 4, let alone a 5).
If you can ride Rude Rock, you can ride this, just be prepared for a decent pedal back out and to take a couple of bits slowly if Grade 4 is your normal max.
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2d-cutout (Apr 24, 2021 at 4:00)
Trail Rude Rock
Great trail, very fun/fast/flowy with a little chunk here and there. Only 'hard' feature is clearly labelled with a ride around.
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creiland (Mar 28, 2021 at 14:57)
Trail Coronet XC
Climbing is pretty steep in places. Had to push a couple sections. I did start at the very bottom of the O’Connell climb so I was exhausted towards the top. On the downhill there are a couple tight grade 4 corners. Sick track overall
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buncie (Nov 25, 2020 at 22:08)
Trail Rude Rock
Running sweet
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elevatetrails (Oct 30, 2020 at 12:29)
2 sections of high exposure put it to grade 5
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donalduck (May 4, 2020 at 19:55)
Grade 4
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antonslanton (Dec 19, 2019 at 0:02)
Trail Coronet DH
This track is sick. New school dh track with premium dirt. Takes a few laps to know where to send it.
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elevatetrails (Dec 2, 2019 at 23:04)
Trail Coronet DH
Full trail has been rebuilt and Coronet Peak are now running the chairlift for summer
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Ashleigh14 (Apr 18, 2019 at 16:29)
Trail Rude Rock
Thick mud as of 19-04-19
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Watkinson5996 (Feb 27, 2019 at 23:10)
Trail Coronet DH
Pretty much non existent any more, construction has destroyed alot of the bottom section.
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timotei99 (Feb 20, 2019 at 23:25)
To get the best of this trail do it from Rude Rock and Pack track and Sack. There's also a climb trail from the finish of Rude Rock to join Pack track and Sack.
The start of the original trail is unmaintained and eroded but the rest is awesome.
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bloodpuddle (Dec 27, 2017 at 12:17)
Trail Coronet DH
Track in disrepair. Bottom half completely gone. Not worth the climb up
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QueenstownBikeTaxis (Dec 11, 2017 at 15:24)
Trail Coronet XC
A must do trail in Queenstown, epic fun, flowing descent, breathtaking views, add Rude Rock or Corotown to the end and you've just ticked off one of the best Queenstown trails.
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More Stats for Big Coronet Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,813 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,914 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,530 ft
  • Grade
    -2.2%
  • Grade max
    -64.9%
  • Grade min
    60.8%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,802 ft
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Coronet Peak - Rude Rock
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Pack Track and Sack
Jan 21, 2023 @ 12:20pm
Jan 21, 2023
Re-open after fire crews have contained the fire. Legends! May be some ash and fire debris near the bottom
Skippers Pack Track
Jan 21, 2023 @ 4:20am
Jan 21, 2023
Re-open after fire crews have contained the fire. Legends! May be some ash and fire debris near the bottom
Rude Rock
Jan 13, 2023 @ 3:50pm
Jan 13, 2023
Dry and dusty. Maintenance on berms is magnificent.
Zoot Track
Dec 29, 2022 @ 3:18am
Dec 29, 2022
Coronet XC
May 9, 2022 @ 7:17pm
May 9, 2022
Maintenance work complete. Trail now in freeze/thaw cycle coming into winter
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