3 miles
Distance
544 ft
Climb
-745 ft
Descent
00:28:57
Avg time

Godley Head Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #19116 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Christchurch City Council

A 2-3 minute rocky ascent from Evans Pass, followed by 7km of clean singletrack and 360° views over the ocean.
Follow the trail in reverse or drop down halfway to the Anaconda trail down into Taylor's Mistake.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Godley Head mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -201 ft
  • Altitude min
    462 ft
  • Altitude max
    923 ft
  • Altitude start
    677 ft
  • Altitude end
    476 ft
  • Grade max
    -40.997%
  • Grade min
    69.085%
  • Distance climb
    4,321 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,559 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:57
  • Avg reverse time
    00:27:30
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Status:
on Feb 11, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.85 (6 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Godley Head Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 125 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 843 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      16 |
      Oct 19, 2019 @ 10:45pm
      Oct 19, 2019
      35 |
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 12:31pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      397 |
      Nov 16, 2016 @ 1:22pm
      Nov 16, 2016
      205 |
      Aug 27, 2015 @ 12:03pm
      Aug 27, 2015

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Port Hills Traverse
      22 miles
      CAP - Anaconda
      18 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag sensai-miagi (May 28, 2017 at 6:28)
       The climb at the start seems to go on for longer than the profile shows - probably because of all the pokey rocks making it hard work and the downhill gradients are slight - but there's an exhilarating bit of fast, flowing descent towards the end.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Poillynz (Oct 19, 2019 at 22:43)
       Track is real good. Lots of steeper up hill to start off with. Good decending ending to the track, but if riding back on the same trail you'll have lots of up hill on the way back up, then the rocky beginning becomes a good end to the track too!

      Track is well maintained.
      [Reply]

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