1 miles
Distance
54 ft
Climb
-1,792 ft
Descent
00:18:12
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
    #987

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 mountain 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
    00:18:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:42:58
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (14 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to 629-22695 trailhead (-41.302560, 173.354241)
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629 Trail Reports

datedescription
Jul 10, 2018 @ 10:01pm
Jul 10, 2018
reporter Clear
Jul 9, 2018 @ 12:07pm
Jul 9, 2018
reporter Small tree down across trail at head height, 40m past the half-way road.
Apr 1, 2018 @ 1:04pm
Apr 1, 2018
Running sweet
Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:57pm
Jan 4, 2018
reporter Open
Dec 19, 2017 @ 5:45pm
Dec 19, 2017
reporter
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Dec 22, 2017 @ 11:04pm
Dec 22, 2017
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Jan 31, 2017 @ 2:12pm
Jan 31, 2017
629, Nelson
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Jan 28, 2017 @ 3:24am
Jan 28, 2017
629, Nelson
264 |
Dec 11, 2016 @ 12:54pm
Dec 11, 2016
629, Nelson

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