10.5 miles
Distance
27 ft
Climb
-237 ft
Descent
01:52:33
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #60184 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33329 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 40 in E-Biking
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Ashburton/Hakatere River Trail is an easy walk or cycle which follows the Ashburton River from the Ashburton Township to the sea coast at Hakatere. The Trail has an air of tranquility and beauty once the township is left behind, as it meanders through riverside willows and past quiet farmland.

Access Info

This trail starts under the Ashburton River Bridge, you will need to ride the River Trail Loop until you reach Trevors Road where the dual directional track to Hakatere starts. There are signs all along the way telling you which road you are at and the distance.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Ashburton/Hakatere River Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -210 ft
  • Altitude min
    62 ft
  • Altitude max
    279 ft
  • Altitude start
    279 ft
  • Altitude end
    69 ft
  • Grade
    -0.38%
  • Grade max
    -10.612%
  • Grade min
    4.433%
  • Distance climb
    1,204 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
  • Avg time
    01:52:33
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:12
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      ... Trail Reports

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      Jan 17, 2022 @ 1:23pm
      Jan 17, 2022
      Is open, parts of the track have been rerouted - grass and weeds are a bit overgrown in places
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 1:45am
      Jun 2, 2021
      reporter Major erosion from river flooding. Sections of the track are completely missing to the river.
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 5:05pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      between Milton and Cochran’s road it’s a bit muddy.. rest was hard pack gravel ..
      Nov 20, 2017 @ 7:12pm
      Nov 20, 2017
      Birch pollen
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 4:25pm
      Nov 18, 2017
      Currently filled with fluffy white pollen all over track and in the air.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 7 rides
      • 42 miles avg distance
      All
      • 79 rides
      • Last: Jul 13, 2024

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      Apr 19, 2018 @ 5:19am
      Apr 19, 2018

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