5 miles
Distance
-102 ft
Descent
00:31:49
Avg time

Lake Hood Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Gravel Path
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Pump Track
  • Global Ranking
    #39683 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Ashburton District Council

The Lake Hood Track is a dual-directional shared use track that goes from under the bridge on SH1 out to Lake Hood. You can also ride around the lake before returning to town. The track is shared with walkers and is wide enough to pass the whole way. There is a pump track on the far side of the lake near the play ground if you wish to do a lap or two.

Access Info

There is a carpark on the South -West side of the SH1 bridge over the Ashburton River. From here you head underneath the bridge and should be able to find the track.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lake Hood Trail mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -102 ft
  • Altitude min
    197 ft
  • Altitude max
    299 ft
  • Altitude start
    299 ft
  • Altitude end
    197 ft
  • Grade
    -0.374%
  • Grade max
    -6.643%
  • Grade min
    1.672%
  • Distance climb
    63 ft
  • Distance down
    4,678 ft
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
  • Avg time
    00:31:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:34
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Status:
on Sep 24, 2016
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 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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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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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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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Lake Hood Trail Trail Reports

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      Sep 24, 2016 @ 11:00pm
      Sep 24, 2016
      Great Condition!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      • 10 rides
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      Apr 19, 2020 @ 11:49pm
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      Sep 24, 2016 @ 11:55pm
      Sep 24, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      Town - Lake Hood - Town
      13 miles

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