4,756 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-1,147 ft
Descent
00:10:53
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Broken Axe Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #38535 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking

Super fun, fast and loose with the a few techie sections thrown in. Starting high on Kaka ridge with views over Nelson and the Maitai, the trail drops across open country with step downs and rollers before entering the pine forest with loose rock and roots and a super fast flowy finish. Good times on AM and DH bikes alike. New trail grade in 2021.

Access Info

You need a Tasman Pine Forest Access permit to ride this trail. Temporary permits or annual permits (membership) can be purchased from the Nelson Mountain Bike Club (www.nelsonmtb.club)

More Stats for Broken Axe mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,139 ft
  • Altitude min
    179 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,319 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,319 ft
  • Altitude end
    179 ft
  • Grade
    -23.956%
  • Grade max
    -78.717%
  • Grade min
    11.066%
  • Distance climb
    131 ft
  • Distance down
    4,480 ft
  • Distance flat
    145 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:54
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      Broken Axe Trail Reports

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      Feb 15, 2024 @ 12:17pm
      Feb 15, 2024
      reporter
      Dec 29, 2023 @ 4:57pm
      Dec 29, 2023
      bottom half closed
      Nov 20, 2022 @ 12:25am
      Nov 20, 2022
      tree wedged in first chute in top section after the step up. top section till half from first chute is clear apart from very over grown grass....
      Nov 20, 2022 @ 12:25am
      Nov 20, 2022
      1)Top of Axe has a tree blocking the trail on the first rocky chute after the start Jumps. 2)Trail needs to be cleared of long grass. 3)Lower...
      May 24, 2022 @ 12:46pm
      May 24, 2022
      reporter CLOSED 24/7 FOR HARVESTING
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 311 rides
      • Last: Mar 29, 2024

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      Winter DH series round 1
      5:03 | 397 | Jul 17, 2016 , Nelson
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      0:06 | 245 | Nov 28, 2014 , Nelson
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      1:42 | 400 | Jul 19, 2015 , Nelson
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      4:09 | 822 | Jul 19, 2014 , Nelson
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