4,477 ft
Distance
17 ft
Climb
-1,302 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5184 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
    -1,284 ft
  • Altitude min
    121 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,409 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,409 ft
  • Altitude end
    125 ft
  • Grade
    -28.685%
  • Grade max
    -71.37%
  • Grade min
    14.715%
  • Distance climb
    218 ft
  • Distance down
    4,150 ft
  • Distance flat
    109 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:04
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Status:
on Mar 26, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • less popular
  • not 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
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Kaka Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 22 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 66 rides
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      Photos

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      97 |
      Aug 4, 2017 @ 5:14am
      Aug 4, 2017
      140 |
      Dec 24, 2016 @ 2:01am
      Dec 24, 2016
      143 |
      Dec 24, 2016 @ 1:59am
      Dec 24, 2016
      189 |
      Dec 24, 2016 @ 1:58am
      Dec 24, 2016

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      New Lines on Kaka
      4:32 | 10 | Apr 17, 2019 , Nelson
      Kaka Hill NZ Nationals 2016
      3:45 | 610 | Feb 12, 2016 , Nelson
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