1,971 ft
Distance
-564 ft
Descent
00:05:30
Avg time

Loam Ranger Details

  • Riding Area
    Sharlands
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking
    #13205 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking

At the upper limit of the grade, 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.

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Loam Ranger bike 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
    00:05:30
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Status:
on Jan 4, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (8 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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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

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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
      Directions to loam-ranger-36981 trailhead (-41.283345, 173.334834)
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      Loam Ranger Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      Jan 4, 2018
      reporter Open - fire risk reduced, valid permit needed
      Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:52pm
      Jan 4, 2018
      reporter
      Dec 18, 2017 @ 6:51pm
      Dec 18, 2017
      reporter Closed due to high fire risk
      Oct 21, 2017 @ 12:36pm
      Oct 21, 2017
      Oct 13, 2017 @ 11:53am
      Oct 13, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 57 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 302 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag longliveenduro (Jan 19, 2018 at 14:55)
       Incredibly good!
      [Reply]

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