1 miles
Distance
180 ft
Climb
-574 ft
Descent
00:06:55
Avg time

Flying Nun Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Port Hills West
    Christchurch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #652 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking

A local favorite rocky, bermy, single-track. A blast for skill levels from intermediate up.

Access Info

Parking at the top of Worselys Rd, ride back down Worselys Rd for about 10m then up 4wd track on the left to the top of the track. Both the base of the 4wd road and top of the track are well marked

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Flying Nun bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -394 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,091 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,515 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,514 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,120 ft
  • Grade
    -5.984%
  • Grade max
    -30.74%
  • Grade min
    25.375%
  • Distance climb
    1,806 ft
  • Distance down
    4,112 ft
  • Distance flat
    667 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:32
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Status:
on May 23, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (29 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to flying-nun trailhead (-43.612120, 172.635570)
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      Flying Nun Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 23, 2019 @ 11:16am
      May 23, 2019
      Apr 18, 2019 @ 2:06pm
      Apr 18, 2019
      Apr 2, 2019 @ 10:02pm
      Apr 2, 2019
      Mar 29, 2019 @ 4:25pm
      Mar 29, 2019
      Jan 29, 2019 @ 8:54pm
      Jan 29, 2019
      Some broom/brush starting to overgrow the trail. The edges have been recently trimmed (thanks Park rangers!) so this might be a work in progress.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 265 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,940 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      66 |
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:14pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      57 |
      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:13pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      620 |
      May 23, 2016 @ 10:56am
      May 23, 2016
      203 |
      Jan 3, 2016 @ 4:44pm
      Jan 3, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag brenthillier Plus NSMBA (Jun 16, 2014 at 22:37)
       Looks sick!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag medievalbiking (Oct 2, 2014 at 17:02)
       Just so you know, a lot of the pictures here are of nearby victoria park downhill tracks not flying nun itself.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag ImaJoey (Apr 20, 2015 at 23:13)
       Made by: Nick Thurley
      Helped maintained by: Me and him
      [Reply]

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