2,805 ft
Distance
3 ft
Climb
-145 ft
Descent
00:09:00
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #104644 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A short trail at the very head of the valley. Requires a steep 200m climb up from the road to get to the start.

Access Info

You need a Tasman Pine Forest Access permit to ride this trail. They can be purchased from bike shops in Nelson for $10 (for a 2 week permit) or annual permits come as part of Nelson Mountain Bike Club membership (www.nelsonmtb.club).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ground Effect Slingshot mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -144 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,510 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,655 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,655 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,509 ft
  • Grade
    -5.1%
  • Grade max
    -26%
  • Grade min
    3.3%
  • Distance climb
    190 ft
  • Distance down
    2,349 ft
  • Distance flat
    262 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:00
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on May 24, 2022
Avg: 1.65 (3 votes)
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      Ground Effect... Trail Reports

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      May 24, 2022 @ 12:46pm
      May 24, 2022
      reporter CLOSED 24/7 FOR HARVESTING
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 8:56pm
      Apr 2, 2022
      Riding great but 2 trees down across path. First one you can easily get bike over. 2nd one you can easily duck under if you see it in time.
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 10:33pm
      Nov 16, 2021
      reporter Open!
      Nov 16, 2021 @ 10:32pm
      Nov 16, 2021
      reporter Open!
      Nov 10, 2021 @ 2:44pm
      Nov 10, 2021
      reporter From 4 November 2021 trail closed on weekdays and will open from 7.30am Saturday to 7.30pm Sunday
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 0 rides
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      All
      • 48 rides
      • Last: Nov 22, 2020

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      Jun 25, 2020 @ 2:22am
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      Aug 23, 2019 @ 1:01pm
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      Mar 31, 2017 @ 5:24pm
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      Jan 11, 2017 @ 11:47am
      Jan 11, 2017

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      alepot11 (Jul 15, 2021 at 17:03)
      2 trees down
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      jackson96 (Mar 6, 2020 at 12:51)
      Super overgrown. Not worth riding
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      MCM111 (Jan 1, 2020 at 13:34)
      Really overgrown. Came out as could only ride at walking pace
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      • + 0
      Tilly1988 (Oct 19, 2019 at 23:01)
      Pretty overgrown with gorse etc. Turned around and started at the wiggles
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      trailatlas (Aug 23, 2019 at 12:59)
      If you're passionate about riding through overgrown thorn bushes and Gorse, this is the trail for you!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      typhoonChris (Nov 26, 2018 at 1:53)
      Bit overgrown just now but the trails is all still there. Watch out for the of low tree.
      [Reply]





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