5,197 ft
Distance
238 ft
Climb
-107 ft
Descent
00:11:23
Avg time
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of Flax Gully Trail
  • Steve Pearson
    Sponsor

Flax Gully Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hanmer Forest Park
    Hanmer Springs
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #73743 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #11273 in E-Biking
    • #75423 in Trail Running
    • #94175 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2023
  • Land Owner
    Matariki

Can be used as a climb from the village from Lucas Lane using the first section of CV Express and turning right at the Forest Road.
Or a nice downhill along the single track followed by the forest road.
From the skidder pad at the top end you can get access to a variety of trails. Or from the cross over with CV Express head uphill on CV Express.
Conical Hill Climb and down Eagles nest. Or turn down Swoop. Head left and up a short steep section to get access to downhill switchback heaven on Yankee Zephyr. Also intersects with Tank Track

Trails are mostly hand built by the Hanmer MTB Club. With limited sources of income we would appreciate your donation or become a member https://www.hanmermtb.nz/

Access Info

From Lucas Lane & C V Express

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Flax Gully mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    132 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,359 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,568 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,436 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,568 ft
  • Grade
    2.5%
  • Grade max
    -22.4%
  • Grade min
    21.9%
  • Distance climb
    2,946 ft
  • Distance down
    1,781 ft
  • Distance flat
    469 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:23
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:51
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      Flax Gully Trail Reports

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      Mar 4, 2024 @ 11:24pm
      Mar 4, 2024
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      Feb 28, 2024 @ 5:54pm
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      Jan 5, 2024 @ 10:52pm
      Jan 5, 2024
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      Dec 12, 2023 @ 8:23pm
      Dec 12, 2023
      reporter May be closed until 21/22 December by the Landowners for logging operations. Please respect the signage.
      Oct 21, 2023 @ 8:11pm
      Oct 21, 2023
      reporter New ride line since logging. Rideable if not wet. Waiting for gravel to be laid.
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