3.4 miles
Distance
97 ft
Climb
-1,284 ft
Descent
00:24:54
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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in Trail Running
    • 80 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Mahu Whenua

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 multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,187 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,424 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,635 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,611 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,424 ft
  • Grade
    -6.5%
  • Grade max
    -47.3%
  • Grade min
    14.1%
  • Distance climb
    2,562 ft
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,073 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:57
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on May 17, 2024
Wet
Avg: 4 (15 votes)
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  • Wet
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      Bush Creek Trail Reports

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      May 17, 2024 @ 7:00am
      May 17, 2024
      Wet with icy patches near the top and muddy at lower end
      Mar 17, 2024 @ 12:57am
      Mar 17, 2024
      Few small narrow water streams to pass, no issues. Fun flow.
      Nov 26, 2023 @ 11:28pm
      Nov 26, 2023
      Trail sprayed all open areas
      Nov 24, 2023 @ 11:13am
      Nov 24, 2023
      Nov 10, 2023 @ 2:42am
      Nov 10, 2023
      New pipes installed in upper basin and rutting repaired
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 349 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,803 rides
      • Last: May 22, 2024

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      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:45am
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      Dec 15, 2021 @ 11:28pm
      Dec 15, 2021
      464 |
      Dec 15, 2021 @ 11:28pm
      Dec 15, 2021

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      Coronet Peak - Bush Creek
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