28.2 miles
Distance
3,311 ft
Climb
-6,373 ft
Descent
1 mile
High Point

This is right from the trail head sign in the village. I will say that there's a lot of work getting yourself up to the main 'Epic' descent, about 1400 meters of climbing in total from the trailhead. I wouldn't bring a big bike, 140mm trail bike at most, or the climbs will turn into hikes (unless you're really strong/fit). I used my old '09 Stumpjumper fsr with 120r/140f travel, which weighs in ready to go at 12.7 kg, and it was as big as I'd personally want for this ride. There's really no terrain that needs more travel, and a heavy bike would make for a long day...

The climb up Stonefly, from the Howqua Gap hut to the Bluff Spur Memorial hut, is the longest climb (about 6 klm's, 340 meters of climbing). The real problem is that from there you are sent down a fire road which takes no time, and therefore gives you no real recovery time. (NOTE: this descent via Bluff Spur trail has now been re-routed via West Summit trail and Stirling trail to rejoin the original route via Hut trail and Razorback trail) Now you're at the cafe/shop, and you start climbing again.... unless you take a break of course.

I had a couple short stops to check the map (I found it a bit confusing in the beginning), and a few times to have some food and talk with other rider's I met along the way. My ride time was just under 3 1/2 hrs and moving time was just under 3 hrs.

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday March 9, 2019 at 08:30am
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    12
More Stats for Bike Buller MTB Festival - Epic trail point to point race mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -3,062 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,942 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,218 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,156 ft
  • Grade
    -2.1%
  • Grade max
    -56.4%
  • Grade min
    36%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    16 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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