1,971 ft
Distance
-564 ft
Descent
00:05:24
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Loam Ranger Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #11087 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

Loam Ranger lives up to its name as it drops, literally, down through the exotic forest through a number of switchbacks, dropping corners and fast paced descents. With easy access and just being soooo damn good, will see you back around to do it all again. New trail grade in 2021

Access Info

From the Sharlands carpark, head along Sharlands Road towards the range before turning right up Central Road, past the forestry gate to the 4km marker. Trail start is approximately 10m along Maitai Face Road.

You need a Tasman Pine Forest Access permit to ride this trail. Temporary permits or annual permits (membership) can be purchased from the Nelson Mountain Bike Club (www.nelsonmtb.club)

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More Stats for Loam Ranger mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -565 ft
  • Altitude min
    104 ft
  • Altitude max
    669 ft
  • Altitude start
    669 ft
  • Altitude end
    104 ft
  • Grade
    -28.648%
  • Grade max
    -58.231%
  • Grade min
    -2.221%
  • Distance climb
    24 ft
  • Distance down
    1,948 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:28
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on May 24, 2022
Avg: 4.6 (12 votes)
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      Loam Ranger Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 24, 2022 @ 12:46pm
      May 24, 2022
      reporter CLOSED 24/7 FOR HARVESTING
      Mar 7, 2022 @ 6:31pm
      Mar 7, 2022
      Jan 18, 2022 @ 8:41pm
      Jan 18, 2022
      Dec 12, 2021 @ 9:30pm
      Dec 12, 2021
      reporter Pretty wet and rutted. Awaiting a working bee or for some keen volunteers to help repair it!
      Dec 4, 2021 @ 1:00am
      Dec 4, 2021
      reporter Track closed. No riding- new lines.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 133 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 954 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 19, 2018 at 14:55)
       Incredibly good!
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