1.4 miles
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-1,663 ft
Descent
00:14:17
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Butters Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #21773 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking

Rooty, rocky, off-camber, all of the very best of Nelson. Start at Te Ara Koa, Fringed Hill and follow the 'Butters' signs. New trail grade in 2021.

More Stats for Butters mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,659 ft
  • Altitude min
    556 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,216 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,216 ft
  • Altitude end
    558 ft
  • Grade
    -23.2%
  • Grade max
    -85.2%
  • Grade min
    2.6%
  • Distance climb
    112 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    154 ft
  • Avg time
    00:14:17
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on Jan 14, 2024
Dry
Avg: 4.85 (7 votes)
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      Butters Trail Reports

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      Jan 14, 2024 @ 3:19pm
      Jan 14, 2024
      Corner prior to tree cave rutted and blown out on exit. Needs retaining.
      Jan 2, 2024 @ 1:43pm
      Jan 2, 2024
      Running mint, few puddles but tonnes of grip and corners have now got a bit more of retaining
      Nov 15, 2023 @ 9:29am
      Nov 15, 2023
      Corner on lower Butters immediately prior to tree cave needs the exit support retaining and rebuilding. I removed the impalation hazard in photo....
      Sep 26, 2023 @ 2:06am
      Sep 26, 2023
      Mint.
      Jul 7, 2023 @ 7:09am
      Jul 7, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 69 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 455 rides
      • Last: Feb 26, 2024

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      86 |
      Aug 15, 2021 @ 12:09am
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      Aug 14, 2021 @ 11:58pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      54 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      44 |
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:05pm
      Aug 14, 2021

      Routes with this trail

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      2023 AORERE with Gearshop - Short Course race featured11 miles
      2023 AORERE with Gearshop - Long Course race featured20 miles

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      youtuber Butters | The Gnarliest Corners in Nelson?
      12:00 | 391 | Mar 7, 2022 , Nelson
      Smooth winter day on Butters - Fringed Hill,...
      10:48 | 89 | Jul 23, 2023 , Nelson
      youtuber Classic steep techy riding - Butters, Nelson
      22:16 | 206 | Oct 14, 2022 , Nelson
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