7 miles
Distance
3,680 ft
Climb
-3,867 ft
Descent
3,054 ft
High Point

An alternative route to Fernhill Loop utilising as much purpose built singletrac as possible. Allow roughly 3 to 5 hours depending on fitness/skill. Beware of Salmon Run as there are some pretty hard steep sections. If you take the old Fernhill Loop down it becomes more of a single black diamond/Very Difficult (NZ Grade 4) ride. Very much a back country feel only a few minutes from the town centre but it also means that emergency assistance is difficult as there is no motor vehicle access for most of the route.

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1 Review & Comments

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flag punkture (Sep 12, 2018 at 2:58)
 Epic!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
More Stats for Fernhill Loop via Beeched As and Salmon Run mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -187 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,020 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,207 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,020 ft
  • Grade
    -0.489%
  • Grade max
    -75.224%
  • Grade min
    64.891%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,023 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      Wynyard DH
      Dec 9, 2018 @ 3:00am
      Dec 9, 2018
      few puddles here and there but overall dry and loose (perfect)
      Salmon Run
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Small tree over trail in lower section. Can be cleared with foldable handsaw if you are a GC and have one in your riding pack. Generally wet elsewhere
      Beeched As
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 8:19pm
      Nov 14, 2018
      A couple of wet/muddy spots, otherwise in good shape
      Fernhill Loop
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 5:07pm
      Oct 5, 2018
      Skyline Access Road
      Oct 5, 2018 @ 5:07pm
      Oct 5, 2018
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