3 miles
Distance
457 ft
Climb
-1,664 ft
Descent
00:28:26
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Bush Creek Trail
  • Arrow Bikes
    since 2012
    Maintainer

Bush Creek Details

  • Riding Area
    Arrowtown Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Season
    12
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3471 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Big climb from Arrowtown to saddle with some very steep sections. Great downhill too. Also can be accessed from Coronet Peak via the XC track and Slip Saddle track. Remember to give way to walkers at all times.

Access Info

From where Bush Creek joins Arrow River in Arrowtown follow Bush Creek on true left an cross the big pipe onto singletrack.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bush Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,207 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,365 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,629 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,572 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,365 ft
  • Grade
    -6.66%
  • Grade max
    -67.885%
  • Grade min
    51.625%
  • Distance climb
    4,410 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,105 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:00
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Status:
on Dec 5, 2017
Wet
Avg: 4.75 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to bush-creek trailhead (-44.933200, 168.764680)
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Bush Creek Trail Reports

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Dec 5, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Dec 5, 2017
Boggy and muddy up top then constant stream crossings then overgrown leg slapping grass. Very wet from lack of drainage, (we've had dry weather...
Oct 22, 2017 @ 3:54am
Oct 22, 2017
Creeks are wet! Maybe half a dozen sections of bog. Bring lube. Great fun
Mar 18, 2017 @ 2:08am
Mar 18, 2017
Feb 14, 2017 @ 12:55pm
Feb 14, 2017
The downed trees have been moved off the track. Still some bogs up the top and some sections a bit overgrown with this wet summer but all good...
Jan 27, 2017 @ 12:35am
Jan 27, 2017
Many trees down after recent storms making for a lot of off bike time. No problem riding most fords despite recent rains.
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Feb 27, 2018 @ 12:39am
Feb 27, 2018
Bush Creek, Castlerock
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Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:48am
Feb 28, 2017
Bush Creek, Queenstown
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Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:46am
Feb 28, 2017
Bush Creek, Queenstown
340 |
Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:45am
Feb 28, 2017
Bush Creek, Queenstown

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