31 miles
Distance
4,654 ft
Climb
-4,657 ft
Descent
1,339 ft
High Point

Follow the Kawarau River from Gibsston to the Frankton and back. Start and finish at the Gibbston Tavern for some refreshments.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Kawarau River Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    930 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,167 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,163 ft
  • Grade
    -0.002%
  • Grade max
    -87.734%
  • Grade min
    84.434%
  • Distance climb
    14 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    3 miles
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
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      Trail transparency
      Uphill Slog
      Uphill Slog
      1:03 | 164 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Feb 21, 2017
      My ride on Relive.cc, probably easier to start Coal pit road end, epic ride nonetheless.

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