4,600 ft
Distance
-1,239 ft
Descent
00:10:01
Avg time

Kaka Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #47497 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Tasman Pine

A downhill course with some great modern era history. First raced in 2000 as a bare hill post harvesting, this course is a completely different animal now that the new pine forest is more than half way through its rotation. This course has stories to tell of the old National Series, the new NZ MTB Cup, National Champs and an Oceania Champs where our Australian visitors were gob smacked and loved it. Loamy soil is now in abundance

Access Info

From Sharlands carpark head up Kaka Road Climb to the ridgeline then follow SW Kaka Ridge Road to the end.

You need a Tasman Pine Forest Access permit to ride this trail. Temporary permits or annual permits (membership) can be purchased from the Nelson Mountain Bike Club (www.nelsonmtb.club)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kaka mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,238 ft
  • Altitude min
    188 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,426 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,426 ft
  • Altitude end
    187 ft
  • Grade
    -26.9%
  • Grade max
    -70.2%
  • Grade min
    0.2%
  • Distance down
    4,442 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:01
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:32
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on Oct 12, 2021
Avg: 4.25 (4 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
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      Kaka Trail Reports

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      Oct 12, 2021 @ 10:30pm
      Oct 12, 2021
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      Sep 30, 2021 @ 1:49am
      Sep 30, 2021
      reporter Closed for forestry operations
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 11:59pm
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      Jul 22, 2021 @ 7:56pm
      Jul 22, 2021
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      Feb 8, 2021 @ 5:17pm
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 26 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      All
      • 190 rides
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      Photos

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      Apr 5, 2021 @ 12:07am
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      Feb 3, 2020 @ 12:25am
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      92 |
      May 7, 2019 @ 2:12am
      May 7, 2019
      180 |
      Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:14am
      Aug 4, 2017

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      New Lines on Kaka
      4:32 | 1217 | Apr 17, 2019 , Nelson
      Kaka Hill NZ Nationals 2016
      3:45 | 906 | Feb 12, 2016 , Nelson
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