4 miles
Distance
2,649 ft
Climb
-2,127 ft
Descent
1,316 ft
High Point

Alternative grade 4 (advanced) route to the summit from the end of Sally Alley. Taking in Missing Link, the top of Leaping Lizard and Nikau Valley and it includes some of the more remote and natural style trails in the park.

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Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Advanced
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • eBike Allowed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Missing Link & Nikau Valley climb mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    522 ft
  • Altitude min
    483 ft
  • Altitude start
    794 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,316 ft
  • Grade
    2.202%
  • Grade max
    -68.083%
  • Grade min
    68.836%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,306 ft
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  • Wet
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Missing Link
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:21pm
      3 days
      Mostly dry some damp patches
      Aratihi
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:21pm
      3 days
      Nikau Valley
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:21pm
      3 days
      Couple of the rock sections are getting tricky, patches of thick mud.
      Tower 16 Connector
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 1:22pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Snake Charmer
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Jul 4, 2019
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