20 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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    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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      Aorere
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Oct 16, 2020
      Aorere Climb
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 12:47pm
      Oct 16, 2020
      Coppermine Trail
      Sep 30, 2020 @ 1:08pm
      Sep 30, 2020
      Large (0.5m dia) fallen tree across the track about 100m past Bullock Spur. Also note that the track is currently closed for pest control from Third House onward. The closure period is listed on Nelson MTB Club website under "Featured News and Events".
      Take Me To Your Leader
      Sep 29, 2020 @ 5:55pm
      Sep 29, 2020
      A couple of tops of manuka trees fallen across track from the winds. Have cleared away. Track clear.
      Turners
      Sep 28, 2020 @ 3:36pm
      Sep 28, 2020
      Tree down on side of trail about half way down
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