3 miles
Distance
276 ft
Climb
-275 ft
Descent
00:25:38
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Canaan Downs
    Takaka
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #65255 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is an easy grade "Family" orientated loop. Not exactly a beginner loop, but still on the easy side with some great descending through some nice native stretches. There are two river crossings, so expect to come back with wet feet.
Starting at the Harwood Carpark, start by following the track clockwise taking the left hand track when you go through the gate. The climb is up through grassy farm paddocks, and then around to the first creek crossing. you then follow down a farm road for a while before turning right into the bush and over the creek again.

At this point you climb up a meandering trail through some pristine naive bush and come out onto a grassy top.
A fast ride across the top and into the native bush again for a fun and windy ride back down to the carpark.

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More Stats for Gold Creek Family Loop mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    0 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,421 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,631 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,423 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,424 ft
  • Grade
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -18.278%
  • Grade min
    25.086%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    3,868 ft
  • Avg time
    00:25:38
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:15
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Status:
on Oct 13, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Gold Creek... Trail Reports

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      Oct 13, 2017 @ 8:20pm
      Oct 13, 2017
      Nice track even after rain, roots, rocks and slightly harder than 'easy'
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 18 rides
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