6.8 miles
Distance
346 ft
Climb
-342 ft
Descent
00:34:46
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Ashburton MTB Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat, Adaptive MTB, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Garden, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #36247 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #38495 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2010

The MTB Loop is a 11.5km purpose built mountain bike loop on the north side of the Ashburton River. It is used as a race track by the local club and also hosts a 6 hour race annually.

Access Info

The best place to start the loop is at the Skills Park off Dobson Street West. There is signage to guide you along the one-way loop and tell you which section you are riding. You can also enter the track from the ends of Melrose Road, Chalmers Ave and Trevor's Road.

Adaptive Bike Info
aMTB 2 Rating: Obstacles exist. You may or may not be able to ride this solo. Support rider recommended.

Some bridges are about 700mm wide

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Ashburton MTB Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    300 ft
  • Altitude max
    380 ft
  • Altitude start
    325 ft
  • Altitude end
    328 ft
  • Grade max
    -11.3%
  • Grade min
    17%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:34:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:36
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      Ashburton MTB Loop Trail Reports

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      Feb 8, 2024 @ 12:20am
      Feb 8, 2024
      Great to see Mountain Bike Ashburton maintaining the trails with surfacing
      Feb 8, 2024 @ 12:17am
      Feb 8, 2024
      Jul 28, 2021 @ 1:53am
      Jul 28, 2021
      Big gaping holes .slowly being fixed Will be great to see running again Still covered in silt and mud in places
      Jun 25, 2021 @ 11:31pm
      Jun 25, 2021
      reporter Now open in places (below SH1 bridge) rest of the track is still covered in silt and closed
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 1:38am
      Jun 2, 2021
      reporter Major erosion from river flooding. Entire track will be closed for the foreseeable future :-(
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 901 rides
      • Last: Feb 27, 2024

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