4,783 ft
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-1,388 ft
Descent
00:21:07
Avg time

Kaka Details

  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5184 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 to the ridgeline then follow SW kaka ridge road to the end

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kaka bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,371 ft
  • Altitude min
    121 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,496 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,496 ft
  • Altitude end
    125 ft
  • Grade
    -28.654%
  • Grade max
    -69.546%
  • Grade min
    14.725%
  • Distance climb
    217 ft
  • Distance down
    4,460 ft
  • Distance flat
    106 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:04
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Status:
on Nov 29, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (3 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 kaka trailhead (-41.265290, 173.325380)
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Kaka Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 29, 2018 @ 9:58am
Nov 29, 2018
reporter Trees cleared
Nov 27, 2018 @ 10:09am
Nov 27, 2018
reporter Large tree down across trail, lower section
Jul 21, 2018 @ 9:27pm
Jul 21, 2018
Feb 15, 2018 @ 7:34pm
Feb 15, 2018
reporter Kaka branch/tree cleared
Feb 12, 2018 @ 10:11am
Feb 12, 2018
reporter Large branch down at the trail start
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Photos

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Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:14am
Aug 4, 2017
Kaka, Nelson
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Dec 24, 2016 @ 2:01am
Dec 24, 2016
Kaka, Nelson
139 |
Dec 24, 2016 @ 1:59am
Dec 24, 2016
Kaka, Nelson
182 |
Dec 24, 2016 @ 1:58am
Dec 24, 2016
Kaka, Nelson

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Kaka Hill NZ Nationals 2016
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