1 miles
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-1,792 ft
Descent
00:18:28
Avg time

629 Details

  • Riding Area
    Maitai Valley
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1215 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

After a steep climb up the 629 firebreak, prepare for a steep, rooty forest section down to the road, which drops into a steep chute to a bit more forest before dropping through 3 steep linked turns out into open swoopy pumpy singletrack which sidles down the hill and back in to narrow native singletrack with steep hairpins and chutes..... Basically a whole sh*# ton of fun!

Access Info

from maitai valley at smiths ford, up pipeline and a sharp right up a firebreak onto a forestry road and then first left onto another firebreak to the top.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 629 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,739 ft
  • Altitude min
    318 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,056 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,056 ft
  • Altitude end
    318 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.813%
  • Grade min
    19.574%
  • Distance climb
    527 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    641 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:58
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Avg: 4.75 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to 629-22695 trailhead (-41.302560, 173.354241)
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      629 Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm
      2 days
      reporter Closed for maintenance until further notice
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 11:51pm
      Jan 6, 2019
      All clear the bushes in the middle flatter traverse section are no longer a problem
      Dec 29, 2018 @ 12:07pm
      Dec 29, 2018
      Running great, didn't notice too many overhanging bushes but then this was my first ride of it.
      Dec 3, 2018 @ 1:59am
      Dec 3, 2018
      Still lots of low hanging bushes in the middle section the trail itself is in good nick
      Nov 16, 2018 @ 6:57pm
      Nov 16, 2018
      Gorse and grass needs a trim and the trail needs a rake
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 258 rides
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      Photos

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      109 |
      Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:04pm
      Dec 22, 2017
      629, Nelson
      66 |
      Jan 31, 2017 @ 2:12pm
      Jan 31, 2017
      629, Nelson
      100 |
      Jan 28, 2017 @ 3:24am
      Jan 28, 2017
      629, Nelson
      281 |
      Dec 11, 2016 @ 12:54pm
      Dec 11, 2016
      629, Nelson

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