2 miles
Distance
166 ft
Climb
-1,182 ft
Descent
00:14:55
Avg time

Bowenvale Downhill Details

  • Riding Area
    Victoria Park
    Christchurch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking

Start: Ride from Victoria Park along the Bowenvale Traverse Track to the top of Huntsbury Track near the Summit Road.

Finish: The bottom of Bowenvale Valley on the 4WD track. From the 4WD track it's a short ride out to Bowenvale Avenue.

Access: The fastest access is to ride the Bowenvale Traverse Track from Victoria Park. Alternatively ride up Rapaki Track and then take the Mt Vernon Track through to its end at the top of Huntsbury.

Signage: The track is sign posted at the airstrip.
- Classed as a grade three ride, this track was the first down hill track built on the Port Hills in the mid 90's.

- Start riding down the gravel surfaced 4WD Huntsbury Track for approx 500 metres.

- At an obvious junction at the head of an old airstrip turn left and follow a steep 4WD track that zig zags it's way down into the valley. The track surface is rough and riddled with ruts – so don't forget to hang on.

- At a pylon the track narrows to a fast flowing single track that takes you to the valley floor and the Bowenvale Valley 4WD Track.

This section of this track has recently been re-built, and offers some fun riding with many switch back corners and lots of grade reversal to pump through while traversing back and forth across the hill country.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bowenvale Downhill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,016 ft
  • Altitude min
    116 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,132 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,132 ft
  • Altitude end
    116 ft
  • Grade
    -11.991%
  • Grade max
    -58.469%
  • Grade min
    31.158%
  • Distance climb
    1,482 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    470 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:55
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Status:
on Sep 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bowenvale-downhill trailhead (-43.590600, 172.660530)
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Bowenvale Downhill Trail Reports

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Sep 18, 2018 @ 10:57pm
Sep 18, 2018
Large hole, collapsed sinkhole section towards the end of the trail.
Sep 7, 2018 @ 4:13pm
Sep 7, 2018
Large hole, collapsed sinkhole section towards the end of the trail.
Jul 31, 2018 @ 11:03pm
Jul 31, 2018
Some very small wet patches, considering it's winter, it's riding super!
Feb 27, 2018 @ 9:01pm
Feb 27, 2018
Apr 15, 2017 @ 12:26am
Apr 15, 2017
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Sep 7, 2018 @ 9:01pm
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Jan 3, 2016
Bowenvale Downhill, Christchurch
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Jun 28, 2015 @ 3:58pm
Jun 28, 2015
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