1,475 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-200 ft
Descent
00:03:26
Avg time

491 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4289 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3171 in E-Biking
    • #50361 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

491 is an alternative to Spoonhill. Both are technical DH trails but 491 can be ridden in the wet. 491 meets up with Spoonhill after about 500 meters. The trail has quite a few drop offs, is quite rooty in places and several of the drops are quite rutted (so can be railed easily).

When joined back with Spoonhill trail be sure to take the Nga Tuna turn off on the right otherwise you'll have to complete all of Spoon hill and then ride back to the Wiau carpark. It's not far though.

Access Info

Access to 491 is off the Spoonhill trail. Approximately 150 m in turn left and your on it. Spoon hill is accessed at the junction between Labyrinth and Towai Traverse. Or you can ride up the ENCZ 4x4 access road and take the turn off to the third pylon.

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More Stats for 491 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -185 ft
  • Altitude min
    668 ft
  • Altitude max
    864 ft
  • Altitude start
    853 ft
  • Altitude end
    668 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.588%
  • Grade min
    10.03%
  • Distance climb
    259 ft
  • Distance down
    1,115 ft
  • Distance flat
    101 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:26
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:41
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Status:
on Nov 5, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (17 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      491 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 14.7 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 424 rides
      • 20.3 km avg distance
      All
      • 4,045 rides
      • Last: Feb 29, 2024

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      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
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      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      90 |
      Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:25am
      Jun 23, 2017
      172 |
      Jun 27, 2014 @ 2:33am
      Jun 27, 2014

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