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 time00:06:38
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
491 Trail Reports
Jun 1, 2018 @ 9:00pmJun 1, 2018
|Lots of branches down and mud but perfectly rideable.|
Jun 1, 2018 @ 8:59pmJun 1, 2018
Dec 16, 2017 @ 4:50pmDec 16, 2017
|Dry, riding very well. grip is max in all sections. no moon dust.|
Dec 14, 2017 @ 11:32amDec 14, 2017
|Good trail lots of drops and technical sections is Altoona fun and is dry and rideable with ease|
Aug 18, 2017 @ 3:43amAug 18, 2017
|Muddy but fun - holding up well|
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