8 miles
Distance
1,421 ft
Climb
-4,981 ft
Descent
01:53:02
Avg time

Kirwans Track Details

  • Riding area
    South Island
    My City
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3,560 ft
  • Altitude min
    657 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,224 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,219 ft
  • Altitude end
    659 ft
  • Grade max
    -119.684%
  • Grade min
    65.059%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,383 ft
  • Avg time
    01:53:02
  • Avg reverse time
    01:08:54
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Status:
on Dec 16, 2016
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Kirwans Track Trail Reports

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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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