3 miles
Distance
271 ft
Climb
-2,085 ft
Descent
00:27:18
Avg time
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Aorere Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Face, Skinny
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

A true enduro trail with a mix of everything 'Nelson' in one trail.

Access Info

You need a Tasman Pine Forest Access permit to ride the access road to this trail. They can be purchased from bike shops in Nelson for $10 (for a 2 week permit) or annual permits come as part of Nelson Mountain Bike Club membership (www.nelsonmtb.club)

This is Ngāti koata land. A Nelson Mountain Bike membership is required to ride in this area. Join now at https://nelsonmtb.club/join-the-club/become-a-member/

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Aorere mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,815 ft
  • Altitude min
    128 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,943 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,943 ft
  • Altitude end
    128 ft
  • Grade
    -13.451%
  • Grade max
    -62.347%
  • Grade min
    28.13%
  • Distance climb
    2,726 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,310 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:18
  • Avg reverse time
    01:41:32
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Status:
on Jun 29, 2020
Wet
Avg: 4.85 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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 aorere trailhead (-41.252270, 173.356500)
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      Aorere Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 29, 2020 @ 2:50am
      Jun 29, 2020
      Fallen tree cleared today, minor digging and pruning work where track drops off top skid.
      Jun 27, 2020 @ 11:11pm
      Jun 27, 2020
      There is a big tree down on the road stretch but you can get around it, will need a chainsaw to clear it
      Jun 25, 2020 @ 11:54am
      Jun 25, 2020
      Second top section of aorere has a blown out stepdown section 100m from drop in. Watch out.
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 6:06pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      May 13, 2020 @ 12:02am
      May 13, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 163 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 20, 2020 @ 1:00am
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      91 |
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 2:13am
      Oct 28, 2019
      69 |
      Oct 28, 2019 @ 2:13am
      Oct 28, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      Pick & Mix featured
      20 miles
      Aorere Day 1 race
      10 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag sanga (May 3, 2019 at 23:47)
       Good rocks, good off camber, good roots, good catches, good high lines, good chutes. Well played.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag maXXXis (May 27, 2019 at 1:51)
       I've heard people calling it "The Holy Grail of Mountain Biking" - I agree!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag punkture (Aug 18, 2019 at 2:32)
       Epic. This is ENDURO mtbing. No doubt.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Motolorax (Jan 5, 2020 at 0:10)
       It's glorious fun start to finish with every combination of trail surfaces and features you could want.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 14, 2020 at 17:50)
       I think I understand why a lot of people love it, but I think Peaking Ridge is way more fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag donalduck (Jun 8, 2020 at 23:20)
       Possibly the best G5 trail in NZ. That’s gonna split opinion but it is seriously good, lots of variety, long, and very well built ????
      [Reply]

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