1.5 miles
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-1,732 ft
Descent
00:17:11
Avg time

629 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7727 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking

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 New trail grade in 2021.

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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,719 ft
  • Altitude min
    331 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,051 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,051 ft
  • Altitude end
    331 ft
  • Grade
    -22.4%
  • Grade max
    -83.3%
  • Grade min
    14.1%
  • Distance climb
    180 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    174 ft
  • Avg time
    00:17:11
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:58
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Status:
on Sep 11, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (20 votes)

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      629 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 11, 2021 @ 12:36pm
      Sep 11, 2021
      Aug 24, 2021 @ 8:58pm
      Aug 24, 2021
      Tree have been cleared from bottom up to half way up of lower 629
      Jul 20, 2021 @ 5:33pm
      Jul 20, 2021
      Lots of big pine trees down
      Jan 2, 2021 @ 11:44am
      Jan 2, 2021
      The branches that have been dropped from recent thinning/pruning are sticking out into the trail in several places.
      Dec 23, 2020 @ 6:23pm
      Dec 23, 2020
      Tree down in the middle section (in pine forest area). You can go under but you have to stop completely.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 24 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 335 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      45 |
      Nov 2, 2019 @ 9:52pm
      Nov 2, 2019
      212 |
      Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:04pm
      Dec 22, 2017
      115 |
      Jan 31, 2017 @ 2:12pm
      Jan 31, 2017
      150 |
      Jan 28, 2017 @ 3:24am
      Jan 28, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      13 miles
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      27 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      donalduck (Mar 29, 2019 at 13:06)
       Quintessentially Nelson this one. Roots, rocks, steeps, full commitment switchbacks, stoke level HIGH. Bastard of a climb up tho - get a shuttle and save your legs!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      alepot11 (Jul 31, 2021 at 14:48)
       Found some goggles part way down. If they’re yours and you can describe them to me, I’ll get them back to you. Email me at alex.frosty.potter@gmail.com to get in touch
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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