7.3 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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1 Review & Comments

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punkture (Sep 12, 2018 at 2:58)
 Epic!
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  • 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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Beeched As
Oct 15, 2021 @ 10:03pm
Oct 15, 2021
There's a tree down at the 2nd creek (or 3rd), just before the trails merge back together.
Skyline Access Road
Sep 30, 2021 @ 6:45pm
Sep 30, 2021
Salmon Run
Aug 4, 2021 @ 1:52pm
Aug 4, 2021
Lower section has damage from recent rains. Parts of the track have been washed away. You can still get down there but may have to walk a couple of short bits. Avoid during/after rain.
Fernhill Loop
Mar 4, 2021 @ 2:13pm
Mar 4, 2021
Fresh trail work mainly in open section. Lots of rain today so please walk short fresh sections to avoid ruts, thanks
Upper Wynyard Express
Mar 3, 2021 @ 12:09am
Mar 3, 2021
Rain ruts in lower section repaired. Ditch dug to avoid future issues
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