14 miles
Distance
79 ft
Climb
-75 ft
Descent
01:33:30
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking
    #23029 in Mountain Biking

This section of the Little River Rail Trail is probably the best section as it runs beside Lake Ellesmere, and then past Lake Forsyth to Little River. Plenty of interpretation panels along the way explaining the history and wildlife.

Access Info

Park up at either Little River or Motukarara and follow the Little River Rail Trail signs.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Little River Rail Trail - Motukarara to Little River bike trail
  • Altitude change
    26 ft
  • Altitude max
    148 ft
  • Altitude end
    26 ft
  • Grade
    0.036%
  • Grade max
    -9.743%
  • Grade min
    10.674%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    8 miles
  • Avg time
    01:33:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:50
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Jun 30, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2.5 (2 votes)

view (44)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

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

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 little-river-rail-trail-motukarara-to-little-river trailhead (-43.774470, 172.789180)
      update trails status or condition

      Little River... Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jun 30, 2018 @ 3:05pm
      Jun 30, 2018
      Small puddles, very easily traversed.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 51 miles avg distance
      All
      • 63 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      101 |
      Mar 15, 2016 @ 10:27pm
      Mar 15, 2016
      Little River Rail Trail -...
      97 |
      Mar 15, 2016 @ 10:27pm
      Mar 15, 2016
      Little River Rail Trail -...

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Skycamnz (Dec 8, 2018 at 19:10)
       According to my GPS, the total ascent one way is only 24m. There are no hills so don’t quite understand why 180 m is listed
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag sykic TRAILFORKS (Jan 7, 2019 at 21:00)
       Fixed.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



      You must login to Pinkbike.
      Don't have an account? Sign up

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      no videos have been added for Little River Rail Trail - Motukarara to Little River yet, add a video.

      Nearby Trails

      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.