3 miles
Distance
79 ft
Climb
-1,320 ft
Descent
00:31:14
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers 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
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • 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
    #3471 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 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
    -1,242 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
    00:31:14
  • Avg reverse time
    01:01:00
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Status:
on Dec 5, 2019
Wet
Avg: 3.9 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to bush-creek trailhead (-44.933200, 168.764680)
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      Bush Creek Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 5, 2019 @ 6:13pm
      Dec 5, 2019
      Nov 5, 2019 @ 10:19am
      Nov 5, 2019
      Creek crossings welcome on a hot day! Watch out for the fallen tree as you're coming down into Arrowtown.
      Oct 31, 2019 @ 10:00pm
      Oct 31, 2019
      Tree down about 200m from the waterfall on Coronet side
      Oct 25, 2019 @ 8:24pm
      Oct 25, 2019
      Riding well.
      Sep 19, 2019 @ 12:48am
      Sep 19, 2019
      Such a great track and in awesome shape, yup it’s wet but it’s spring, multiple stream crossings made for a real adventure, just too short!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 98 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 311 rides
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      Photos

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      9 |
      Dec 8, 2019 @ 9:06am
      Dec 8, 2019
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      Dec 8, 2019 @ 9:06am
      Dec 8, 2019
      392 |
      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:46am
      Feb 28, 2017
      436 |
      Feb 28, 2017 @ 12:45am
      Feb 28, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Corotown
      6 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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
      flag bennorth (Dec 25, 2019 at 17:07)
       22 River crossings: very wet and slow
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag 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]

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