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
  • 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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