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 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
Altitude change-185 ft
Altitude min668 ft
Altitude max864 ft
Altitude start853 ft
Altitude end668 ft
Distance climb259 ft
Distance down1,115 ft
Distance flat101 ft
Avg reverse time00:09:12
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491 Trail Reports
Mar 31, 2017 @ 7:33pmMar 31, 2017
Mar 28, 2017 @ 6:13pmMar 28, 2017
|Very slick after the recent rain. The slippery tree roots are just waiting for a victim.|
Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:32amOct 24, 2016
|Mainly dry with the odd puddle and sketchy root. Riding pretty good|
Jun 28, 2015 @ 12:11amJun 28, 2015
|Is riding great for winter!|
Feb 13, 2015 @ 8:34pmFeb 13, 2015
|A bit of moisture has solidified the track surface. Riding fast!|
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