3,774 ft
Distance
30 ft
Climb
-888 ft
Descent
00:09:32
Avg time

HotBox Details

  • Riding Area
    Maitai Valley
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year (hard when wet)
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #13087 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    Hancock Forest Management

HotBox is a hand made single track, steep, off camber trail through forest. It starts with two decent jumps (which can be avoided) before getting steeper. It has been well made and the catches in the corners make it very rideable. Not recommended in the rain due to the steep, off camber nature. The trail runs from the Codgers area down to the Maitai Valley Road. The start point is also the start of the Top Dog and Lollipop trails

Access Info

You need a Hancock 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 HotBox bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -858 ft
  • Altitude min
    68 ft
  • Altitude max
    931 ft
  • Altitude start
    926 ft
  • Altitude end
    68 ft
  • Grade
    -22.727%
  • Grade max
    -65.892%
  • Grade min
    22.359%
  • Distance climb
    141 ft
  • Distance down
    3,350 ft
  • Distance flat
    283 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:32
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Status:
on Oct 6, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
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 hotbox trailhead (-41.280330, 173.314661)
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HotBox Trail Reports

datedescription
Oct 6, 2018 @ 9:52pm
Oct 6, 2018
A little dusty at the moment with braking bumps on the steep sections and corners.
Oct 4, 2018 @ 7:40pm
Oct 4, 2018
Apr 6, 2018 @ 6:38pm
Apr 6, 2018
Dusty
Feb 23, 2018 @ 9:05pm
Feb 23, 2018
A little slippery in places but pretty good
Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:59pm
Jan 4, 2018
reporter Open
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Jan 20, 2017 @ 9:31am
Jan 20, 2017
HotBox, Nelson
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Oct 25, 2015 @ 5:15pm
Oct 25, 2015
HotBox, Nelson
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Oct 25, 2015 @ 5:04pm
Oct 25, 2015
HotBox, Nelson
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Oct 25, 2015 @ 1:49am
Oct 25, 2015
HotBox, Nelson

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag TomSmoke (Dec 29, 2015 at 15:39)
 I'm not sure but I think the trail has not been uploaded well because i have ridden it with strava and it didn't give me the time... or maybe I mist the end of the trail...
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