1 miles
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-1,792 ft
Descent
00:17:50
Avg time

629 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • 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
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1215 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 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.

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
    00:17:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:58
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jun 16, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (17 votes)

view (236)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to 629-22695 trailhead (-41.302560, 173.354240)
      update trails status or condition

      629 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 10:36pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      Mar 26, 2019 @ 6:06pm
      Mar 26, 2019
      reporter
      Jan 28, 2019 @ 1:04am
      Jan 28, 2019
      reporter
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 258 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      137 |
      Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:04pm
      Dec 22, 2017
      82 |
      Jan 31, 2017 @ 2:12pm
      Jan 31, 2017
      114 |
      Jan 28, 2017 @ 3:24am
      Jan 28, 2017
      303 |
      Dec 11, 2016 @ 12:54pm
      Dec 11, 2016

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      youtuber Swoopy single track laced with rocks, roots...
      11:14 | 452 | Jan 18, 2018 , Nelson
      629 Trail, Nelson
      7:23 | 88 | Apr 17, 2019 , Nelson
      629 Nelson NZ
      7:20 | 86 | Dec 27, 2018 , Nelson
      CELL PHONE VIEW Awesome - 629 Trail, Nelson-...
      9:34 | 89 | Sep 10, 2018 , Nelson
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.