4 miles
Distance
2,027 ft
Climb
-2,304 ft
Descent
00:55:19
Avg time

Fernhill Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Fernhill Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    1990
  • Land Manager

A classic Queenstown trail chock full of gnarly roots that started life as a DOC (govt) track, was shunted by DOC to the QLDC (local council) who the ignored it for a couple of years and closed it. Now licensed to QMTBC who will upgrade, extend and maintain it. Huge climb in either direction but often ridden from bike park pushing DH bike up to the tree line and riding the roots down back into the bike park. Awesome views from the top if you continue past the treeline and fantastic backcounty feel just minutes from the town center.

Access Info

Can be accessed from Wynyard Cres or from the midway clearing in the Queenstown Bike Park. Un-signposted since council 'closed' it so look sharp!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Fernhill Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -278 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,510 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,055 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,940 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,662 ft
  • Grade
    -1.342%
  • Grade max
    -66.427%
  • Grade min
    75.422%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    750 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:19
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Status:
on Oct 5, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.2 (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 fernhill-loop trailhead (-45.030540, 168.639970)
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Fernhill Loop Trail Reports

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