8 miles
Distance
1,515 ft
Climb
-5,079 ft
Descent
02:04:14
Avg time

Kirwans Track Details

  • Riding Area
    Blacks Point
    Reefton
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #15759 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

A challenging ride up to Kirwans Hut, gaining 1000m elevation. You are rewarded with spectacular views and a flowing downhill ride of mostly gentle gradient benched single track, with sections of technical riding and some carrying. Another option is to take a helicopter up to the top and ride down.

Times: Climbing time is about 3 hours. Allow 1.5 to 3 hours to return to car park.

NB: Sandflies at the car park and road end are vicious. Bring insect repellent!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kirwans Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,563 ft
  • Altitude min
    655 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,224 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,219 ft
  • Altitude end
    655 ft
  • Grade
    -8.785%
  • Grade max
    -72.993%
  • Grade min
    57.652%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,995 ft
  • Avg time
    02:04:14
  • Avg reverse time
    01:08:54
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Status:
on Jan 3, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 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
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      Kirwans Track Trail Reports

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      Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:24pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      DoC need to pay another visit. Up to 10 large trees over track and gullies that were un rideable but also very difficult to get bike and body...
      Dec 16, 2016 @ 9:59pm
      Dec 16, 2016
      Wet and slippery - a lot of fun but the climb may be easier when it's drier. DoC were in the midst of clearing some areas (very friendly and doing...
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      Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:53pm
      Dec 17, 2016
      Kirwans Track, Reefton

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag gmoz99 (Jan 3, 2018 at 23:34)
       As written in my ride log, there were many trees over track and wash out areas and gullies that are challeging to manoeuvre across. I think DoC need to look into.
      Aside from the above, it’s a great ride down. Think carefully about which way up you go..
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