1.7 miles
Distance
76 ft
Climb
-436 ft
Descent
00:13:53
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Buckwheater Bends Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Kainui Bike Park
    Wakefield
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking

Buckwheater Bends is approximately 3km of flowy downhill track with a few uphill squirts to keep the legs pumping. Starting near The Junction, it winds its way down the ridgeline to the Beehive Hub. With around 27 corners you can’t help but hone your cornering skills.

There’s a chance to shake it up a bit with two places that allow you to hop across onto Way Down West, also finishing at the Beehive Hub (not yet completed).

For a shorter blast, you can pull the pin and exit onto Faramir Rd about 1 km down.

More Stats for Buckwheater Bends mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -361 ft
  • Altitude min
    505 ft
  • Altitude max
    865 ft
  • Altitude start
    865 ft
  • Altitude end
    505 ft
  • Grade
    -4%
  • Grade max
    -30.9%
  • Grade min
    19.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,713 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,043 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:53
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on Jan 5, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)
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      Buckwheater Bends Trail Reports

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      Jan 5, 2024 @ 3:35am
      Jan 5, 2024
      Aug 10, 2023 @ 10:21pm
      Aug 10, 2023
      Great condition just a few pine needles on the trail.
      Dec 4, 2022 @ 11:50am
      Dec 4, 2022
      Dec 1, 2022 @ 1:50am
      Dec 1, 2022
      Opening Saturday 3rd December 11am
      Sep 3, 2022 @ 11:04pm
      Sep 3, 2022
      Opening October 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 32 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 11 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 80 rides
      • Last: Jun 10, 2024

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      Nov 14, 2022 @ 1:03pm
      Nov 14, 2022

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      Flowy Buckwheater Bends - Kainui Bike Park
      8:37 | 275 | Dec 9, 2022 , Wakefield
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