20.3 miles
Distance
4,603 ft
Climb
-4,568 ft
Descent
1,948 ft
High Point

Approx Ride Time: 3-4.5 Hours including stops.
Permits: Permits are required, see https://nelsonmtb.club/join-the-club/
Cell Phone Reception: No phone reception in Sharlands Forest

This has a bit of everything Nelson has to offer. Starts by climbing to the top of Codgers Bike park, easing in with "Turners" which is a flow/jump trail, then a small climb up "Take me to your leader", to get to the top of "Hotbox" which is a fun grade 4 single trail, dropping you into the Maitai Valley.

Then after crossing the river over the bridge, it is a 10min road ride to get to Sharlands were you will have a 60min climb to get to Aorere. "Aorere" is a grade 5 which can get interesting in the wet, but very manageable in the dry.

This drops you back into the valley where you have to cross the river again (go over the ford for a faster route but you will get wet feet) and head back up to the top of Codgers bike park, via "Golf Course Trail into Take me to Your Leader". Last pinch climb up "Firball Climb" taking in the view of the bay before you drop down Firball, which is an easy grade 3/4 jumps and berm trail to the finish.

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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Altitude min
    66 ft
  • Altitude start
    157 ft
  • Altitude end
    194 ft
  • Grade max
    -90%
  • Grade min
    69.9%
  • Distance climb
    12 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,386 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sharlands Road
Oct 17, 2021 @ 3:08pm
Oct 17, 2021
Large tree down across trail, blocking trail Can climb over. Just below junction with Sharlands Superskid shortcut.
Aorere
Oct 15, 2021 @ 4:15pm
Oct 15, 2021
Pig routing throughout, mid section to lower worse.
Isolation Trig Road
Oct 12, 2021 @ 10:19pm
Oct 12, 2021
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Aorere Climb
Oct 12, 2021 @ 10:14pm
Oct 12, 2021
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Jacks Track (lower)
Oct 8, 2021 @ 3:02pm
Oct 8, 2021
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