7 miles
Distance
2,578 ft
Climb
-2,775 ft
Descent
3,087 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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flag punkture (Sep 12, 2018 at 2:58)
 Epic!
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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Double Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Fernhill Loop via Beeched As and Salmon Run mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -197 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,083 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,280 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,083 ft
  • Grade
    -0.5%
  • Grade max
    -80.5%
  • Grade min
    57%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,858 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Salmon Run
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 6:20pm
      Oct 21, 2020
      Tree cleared lower section. Few bogs about
      Wynyard DH
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 1:24pm
      Oct 16, 2020
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      Oct 12, 2020 @ 9:33pm
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      Oct 14, 2019 @ 3:05pm
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