2 miles
Distance
65 ft
Climb
-2,085 ft
Descent
00:18:29
Avg time

FDH Details

  • Riding Area
    Dun Mountain
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12193 in Mountain Biking

Another of Nelsons stand-out trails and the quickest descent from Fringed Hill through native beech forest. The Nelson Mountain Bike Club holds one of its DH rounds here, however AM bikes are equally at home on this fun fast boss of a trail!

Access Info

Fringed Hill climb, off the Tantragee Road following signs for the summit. FDH trail start is found at the skid site below the summit gained by continuing straight on at the last switchback on the climb up. Alternatively climb the 'classic' from Brook Street.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for FDH bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -2,021 ft
  • Altitude min
    319 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,340 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,340 ft
  • Altitude end
    319 ft
  • Grade
    -25.365%
  • Grade max
    -70.078%
  • Grade min
    25.033%
  • Distance climb
    627 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    33 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:29
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Status:
on Jun 15, 2018
Very Dry
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to fdh trailhead (-41.311340, 173.311740)
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FDH Trail Reports

datedescription
Jun 15, 2018 @ 11:37pm
Jun 15, 2018
May 13, 2018 @ 1:09am
May 13, 2018
Closed until race day in preparation for the winter DH series round
Mar 10, 2018 @ 2:05am
Mar 10, 2018
Soooo good
Dec 19, 2017 @ 1:22am
Dec 19, 2017
Mostly running sweet but the lower part after dun mountain trail is quite badly overgrown. Still totally worth riding
Oct 2, 2017 @ 1:23pm
Oct 2, 2017
Some puddles but mostly dry
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Photos

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May 30, 2014 @ 11:04pm
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Nov 17, 2013 @ 7:32pm
Nov 17, 2013
FDH, Nelson

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag longliveenduro (Jan 17, 2018 at 19:56)
 Btw. Classic climb means: using the forrest road where FDH exits (climb over the gate using the two step ladder) always stay on this main gravel road. Left once on a open area then when you reach the crossing with Dun Mountain Trail. Head up left to Fringed hill. Takes about 1.5 hour pushing up the bike
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