7.3 miles
3,680 ft
-3,867 ft
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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  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.4 miles
  • Distance down
    3.4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,023 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Wynyard Express DH, Queenstown
Wynyard Express DH, Queenstown
trail: Wynyard DH
65 | comments: 0 | favs:
Sep 25, 2016
Queenstown Hype
Queenstown Hype
trail: Wynyard DH
3:25 | 1196 | comments: 2 | favs: 21
Apr 16, 2016
Trip down to Queenstown in march and it was lit. Whips races and good fun with the lads up the bike park and wynyard enjoy.
Wynyard - Pitch Black
Wynyard - Pitch Black
trail: Wynyard DH
2:49 | 76 | comments: 0 | favs:
Apr 14, 2016
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Wynyard DH
Feb 15, 2017 @ 11:50pm
Feb 15, 2017
Salmon Run
Feb 10, 2017 @ 6:48pm
Feb 10, 2017
A few corners getting blown out up there. A few benches needing some work. QMTBC is arranging for the work to be done but be careful in the meantime.
Beeched As
Oct 24, 2016 @ 5:29pm
Oct 24, 2016
Pretty wet and boggy in places, particularly at Fernhill end. Short section could be worth walking if really muddy.
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