1.8 miles
Distance
39 ft
Climb
-640 ft
Descent
00:11:43
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Port Hills East
    Christchurch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #41902 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #12894 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

Single track begins on a smooth, well worn track surface. Through the middle section of the ride there are some rocky technical sections with large bluff drops to watch out for. Further on a sign indicates a new section of track that turns away downhill on the right. The old lower section has been retired due to rockfall issues.

The track descends and then turns left, and the last section is just above a stream. The track crosses the stream, and then it’s a short ride to the end at Upper Sumnervale Drive. You can continue further down and exit at the playground at the end of Lower Sumnervale Drive.

This is a popular track with walkers and runners so please give way and control your speed. This track offers great views directly into Sumner and out of over the coast.

Access Info

Top starts at the intersection of Evans Pass and Summit Roads. The track begins 50m up Summit Road to the right.
The bottom starts at Upper Sumnervale Drive or Lower Sumnervale Drive in Sumner.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Captain Thomas Track multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -604 ft
  • Altitude min
    40 ft
  • Altitude max
    644 ft
  • Altitude start
    644 ft
  • Altitude end
    39 ft
  • Grade
    -6.3%
  • Grade max
    -31.2%
  • Grade min
    11.4%
  • Distance climb
    1,201 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    492 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:34
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on Jun 30, 2024
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      Captain Thomas Track Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 178 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 1,879 rides
      • Last: Jul 9, 2024

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