3.4 miles
Distance
79 ft
Climb
-1,320 ft
Descent
00:30:53
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Bush Creek Trail
  • Arrow Bikes
    since 2012
    Maintainer

Bush Creek Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Arrowtown Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    12
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Other
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17603 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12594 in Trail Running
    • #37682 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 80 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Bush Creek bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,242 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,367 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,613 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,610 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,368 ft
  • Grade
    -6.9%
  • Grade max
    -55.7%
  • Grade min
    14%
  • Distance climb
    2,106 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,204 ft
  • Avg time
    00:30:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:50:30
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Status:
on Oct 10, 2021
Wet
Avg: 3.95 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Bush Creek Trail Reports

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      Oct 10, 2021 @ 5:21pm
      Oct 10, 2021
      Open but wet near dam section. May need walking.
      Sep 22, 2021 @ 3:12am
      Sep 22, 2021
      Trail closed for a week or so. Machine work in lower section is extremely wet and hazards exist. Please avoid until it’s back open. Thanks
      Sep 19, 2021 @ 2:25pm
      Sep 19, 2021
      Trail closed for a week of so to let works set up. Lots of running water from recent rains so ideally new work wouldnt have tyre ruts through it...
      Aug 31, 2021 @ 1:34pm
      Aug 31, 2021
      Trail closed from the dam up (near the bottom) as works are commencing on level 3. Potential debris falling so respect closure
      May 18, 2021 @ 3:36am
      May 18, 2021
      Suffers from freeze thaw in winter so only ride when conditions are favourable
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 78 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 572 rides
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      Dec 8, 2019 @ 9:06am
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      533 |
      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:46am
      Feb 28, 2017
      604 |
      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:45am
      Feb 28, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Corotown
      6 miles
      Bush Creek XC Loop
      14 miles

      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Juus0 (Apr 14, 2019 at 20:45)
       At least 20 stream crossings will defintely make you wet and ruin your flow. Grass was pretty overgrown in some places too. Nice views but not recommended with bike, 1/5 stars.
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      Arky11 (Nov 29, 2019 at 16:05)
       Lots of river crossings but they provide some tech to a beautiful ride! Really cool and good fun if you have two cars or a lift to get back up to the top near skippers.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      bennorth (Dec 25, 2019 at 17:07)
       22 River crossings: very wet and slow
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      • + 0
      calvindrover (Jan 3, 2020 at 0:24)
       This trail was made with pure spite. Beautiful landscape accessed via bog, river crossings, mud , and decaying vegetation. Made for those who hate fun, Christmas, and children.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Seanac88 (Feb 21, 2020 at 15:46)
       Lives up to the name. Wet feet and whipped arms. Great fun downhill from water race. Not sure how much fun it would be to climb
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      2d-cutout (Apr 24, 2021 at 4:09)
       Ridden this twice in the last 3 days to get back to Arrowtown and it's great. Pedally if you want to hold a good speed, but still a ton of fun. New trail work to make the creek crossings etc easier is half done at time of writing but all the work that has been done so far is fantastic. Once finished it'll feel completely different to the 'old' version and will appeal to far more riders and be a great way to finish the day heading back in to Arrowtown.
      I currently recommend wearing overshoes to keep your feet dry, but once the work is done it'll be great for pretty much anyone.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      TommyOlliver (Nov 12, 2021 at 12:58)
       L PM in
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      Corrotown, Slip Saddle + Bush Creek   | Bike...
      7:46 | 430 | Jul 29, 2019 , Queenstown
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