2 miles
Distance
386 ft
Climb
-1,383 ft
Descent
00:26:22
Avg time

Devils Tail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Blacks Point
    Reefton
  • AKA
    Murray Creek to Waitahu Valley
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #27759 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The track climbs up a historic road to the Waitahu Junction then drops down a benched single track ending with tight fast switchbacks down to the Clematis suspension bridge. Either bike back to Reefton via Gannons Rd and the Reefton Highway or head back the way you came.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Devils Tail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -997 ft
  • Altitude min
    820 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,878 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,826 ft
  • Altitude end
    830 ft
  • Grade
    -10.755%
  • Grade max
    -74.792%
  • Grade min
    37.899%
  • Distance climb
    2,561 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    272 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:56
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 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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  • 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
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  • 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
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      Devils Tail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:59am
      Jan 5, 2019
      Big tree down half way down but able to haul the bike around and over it
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:25pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      Couple medium size trees down over track at top half from Murray creek end.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 5 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 14 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:41am
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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:38am
      Jan 5, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Beatnink (Jan 5, 2019 at 0:37)
       A beautiful track down to the Waitahu river but very challenging in parts with narrow parts with steep drops. A large fallen tree blocked the path half way down but I was able to clamber around it.
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