Dew Lakes track Details

  • Riding Area
    Maitai Valley
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #32219 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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Local Trail Association
on Jan 12, 2019
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Dew Lakes track Trail Reports

Jan 12, 2019 @ 5:02pm
Jan 12, 2019
Epic as always but needs a bit of a cut back. Tussock makes it pretty hard to see the line in the mineral sections.
Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:57pm
Jan 4, 2018
reporter Open
Nov 26, 2017 @ 10:07am
Nov 26, 2017
This is neither a purpose-built nor designated mountain biking trail and frankly I'm astonished to see it here. This has long been a popular...
Oct 19, 2015 @ 1:35pm
Oct 19, 2015
Trail in great condition, a little overgrown in a couple of places (as per usual) but no windfall and riding really well
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Sep 29, 2015 @ 6:11pm
Sep 29, 2015
Dew Lakes track, Nelson

Routes with this trail

Dun Mountain, Little Twin, Dew Lakes
27 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag Duncanmc42 (Mar 20, 2017 at 22:09)
 This trail is neither a purpose-built nor designated mountain biking trail and frankly I am astonished to see it listed here.

This has long been a popular walking track and, passing through the Nelson Mineral Belt, has high conservation values. I'm also very concerned about the safety of walkers as in many places there is simply nowhere to go to get out of the way. As a keen mountain biker and walker I have access to countless tracks and trails and cannot see how this entry makes it onto Trail Forks. To simply turn a walking track into a black diamond DH trail by riding it and listing it does not make it so. Many of the local mtb club, Nelson Mountain Biking Club (NMTBC), have put countless hours into developing good relationships with local councils to ensure ongoing trail development. Claiming walk tracks as mtb trails is putting those healthy relationships in jeopardy.

I would appreciate some feedback on this comment
  • + 1
flag ButtersNZ (May 23, 2017 at 19:53)
 Plenty of skilled riders enjoy this trail Duncan. Research has also shown that walkers do more damage to trails than mountain bikes. Look up a study called "Erosional impact of hikers, horses, off-road bicycles, and motorcycles on mountain trails".

If it's not suitable for biking then that's for the club and Council to decide.

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