3,642 ft
Distance
-846 ft
Descent
00:10:07
Avg time

HotBox Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • 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)
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #13087 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    Tasman Pine Forests Ltd

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 Tasman Pine Forest Access permit to ride this trail. They are part of Nelson Mountain Bike Club membership, or a temporary permit can be purchased online. (https://nelsonmtb.club/join-the-club/).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for HotBox mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -847 ft
  • Altitude min
    82 ft
  • Altitude max
    929 ft
  • Altitude start
    929 ft
  • Altitude end
    82 ft
  • Grade
    -23.3%
  • Grade max
    -59.1%
  • Grade min
    -0.4%
  • Distance down
    3,530 ft
  • Distance flat
    108 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:31
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Status:
on May 13, 2020
Avg: 4.25 (24 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
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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

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to hotbox trailhead (-41.280270, 173.314560)
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      HotBox Trail Reports

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      May 13, 2020 @ 12:02am
      May 13, 2020
      reporter
      Mar 26, 2020 @ 8:14pm
      Mar 26, 2020
      reporter
      Feb 18, 2020 @ 8:44pm
      Feb 18, 2020
      reporter
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 11:22am
      Feb 9, 2020
      reporter Closed 10th Feb Due to Fire risk.
      Nov 4, 2019 @ 10:28am
      Nov 4, 2019
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 90 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 583 rides
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      Photos

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      Oct 29, 2019 @ 3:48pm
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      Oct 28, 2019 @ 2:15am
      Oct 28, 2019

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      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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