17 miles
Distance
555 ft
Climb
-309 ft
Descent
01:50:23
Avg time

Greymouth to Kumara Details

  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #26077 in Mountain 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
More Stats for Greymouth to Kumara bike 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
    01:50:23
  • Avg reverse time
    01:16:36
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to greymouth-to-kumara trailhead (-42.447810, 171.214590)
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