1.5 miles
Distance
13 ft
Climb
-1,732 ft
Descent
00:16:39
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629 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
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  • 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
    55 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.

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
    00:16:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:58
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on Apr 15, 2024
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      629 Trail Reports

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      Apr 15, 2024 @ 2:40pm
      Apr 15, 2024
      Mar 22, 2024 @ 1:38am
      Mar 22, 2024
      reporter Closed for Mammoth Enduro 23/24 March
      Oct 26, 2023 @ 1:15pm
      Oct 26, 2023
      Primo condition, go get some
      Oct 10, 2023 @ 1:58pm
      Oct 10, 2023
      Tree down near top of trail, will need a saw to remove. :)
      Sep 30, 2023 @ 3:13pm
      Sep 30, 2023
      Tree down near top
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 91 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
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      • 529 rides
      • Last: Apr 8, 2024

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      Nov 2, 2019 @ 9:52pm
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      Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:04pm
      Dec 22, 2017
      139 |
      Jan 31, 2017 @ 2:12pm
      Jan 31, 2017
      180 |
      Jan 28, 2017 @ 3:24am
      Jan 28, 2017

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