17.5 miles
Distance
555 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
01:50:35
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Greymouth to Kumara Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #56059 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #33188 in E-Biking

This is makes up day 1 of the 136km West Coast Wilderness Trail.

Departing from the historic Greymouth Railway Station, you'll set off along the mighty Grey River and past a working port, before journeying out to the wild and wonderful Tasman Sea.

Follow the coast south, behind sand dunes and along tidal lagoons, until you cross the Taramakau. (It's a river… a bigee.)

You'll then wind your way along the historic Kumara Bush Tram through regenerating forest and new farm land, and towards the end of the day, you'll get some rip-snorting (impeccable) views of the Taramakau. With a flat, cruisy days cycling under your belt, you've got the night to rest up in Kumara

Make sure you ask the townsfolk at the renovated hotel about the town's bawdy gold mining history. (In its rough, tough heyday it had a whopping 50 pubs!)

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Greymouth to Kumara mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    246 ft
  • Altitude max
    249 ft
  • Altitude end
    246 ft
  • Grade
    0.266%
  • Grade max
    -8.159%
  • Grade min
    12.615%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    10 miles
  • Avg time
    01:50:35
  • Avg reverse time
    01:50:11
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      Greymouth to Kumara Trail Reports

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      Jan 20, 2021 @ 1:49pm
      Jan 20, 2021
      Great trail with mostly wide gravel and some paved sections. Unfortunately a couple of detour signs about 6km south of Greymouth so you're left...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      • 61 rides
      • Last: May 22, 2022

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      Feb 9, 2020 @ 2:10am
      Feb 9, 2020

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Tully01 (May 31, 2021 at 2:50)
      Pedal assist E mtbs are legal anywhere manual mtbs are allowed in NZ and should be anywhere else in the world.
      Throttle assist may be different
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      • + 0
      AaronGalloway (Aug 7, 2019 at 3:39)
      Why would you say E Biking is not allowed on these trails when there is plenty of trail operators that hire them.
      Seems a bit odd to me
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      • + 1
      Dubnyk TRAILFORKS (Aug 7, 2019 at 20:21)
      It seems that currently the "E-Biking Allowed" category for this track is marked as "Unknown". Obviously E-Bikes ARE allowed on this trail, so the track is now pending revision, and this should be corrected soon.

      Thanks for noticing the error, and hope this helps!
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