29.5 miles
Distance
1,409 ft
Climb
-1,379 ft
Descent
627 ft
High Point

The Kaikoura Trail loops the Kaikoura Basin, it is 50% trail, 25% back country roads, 25% stopbanks. You can loop it either way, but most people go clockwise. Look for the KCC signs and more info is available on the Kaikouracycling.co.nz

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Kaikoura Cycling Club (kaikouracycling.co.nz)
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Kowhai Trail4 miles

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • E-Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    XC, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Easy
More Stats for Kaikoura Trail mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    21 ft
  • Altitude start
    29 ft
  • Altitude end
    59 ft
  • Grade max
    -40.7%
  • Grade min
    50.2%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    13 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Kowhai Trail
Jan 5, 2020 @ 6:04pm
Jan 5, 2020
This trail has been made by the Kaikoura Cycling Club members that rides from the town centre along some sealed and metal roads but mostly single tracks through bush along side the Kowhai river and the Hakuku river , it is grade 2 and Family friendly , you can enter or exit the trails at any point along the way . Enjoy .
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