5 miles
Distance
1,782 ft
Climb
-1,332 ft
Descent
01:35:40
Avg time

Macetown Details

  • Riding Area
    Arrowtown Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
    #45763 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    DOC

MTB ride to Macetown an abandoned historic gold mining village. If you follow the singletrak there is no reason to cross the Arrow river that this track follows. There is a legal road that follows the Arrow river to Macetown so look out for 4WDs and take it easy on the way back down. Follow the road and take all the singletrack options, if you come to a ford on the road look for the singletrack that starts just before it. Most of them are not signposted so keep a sharp lookout or find a local who knows the way! Remember you DON'T need to get your feet wet by crossing the river IF you take the singletrack options but you can cross the river over and over again if you just follow the road.

Access Info

Start from the Chinese village and cross Bush Creek using the bridge by the toilets, turn right and head towards the Arrow river looking cross the big pipe onto the singletrack. This is a shared track to be nice to walkers and take it slow when you come back down it afterwards.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Macetown bike trail
  • Altitude change
    450 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,742 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,235 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,759 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,209 ft
  • Grade
    1.822%
  • Grade max
    -62.956%
  • Grade min
    52.567%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,237 ft
  • Avg time
    01:35:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:51
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Status:
on Jan 5, 2018
Variable
Avg: 2 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
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      Macetown Trail Reports

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      Jan 5, 2018 @ 5:08pm
      Jan 5, 2018
      Difficult to find the single tracks to avoid the fords, but so worth it - great views!
      Sep 29, 2016 @ 2:38am
      Sep 29, 2016
      Very icy and rivers freezing. Not really a winter trail as would be dangerous to cross all rivers.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 3 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      Macetown, Queenstown
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      Jan 5, 2018 @ 11:24pm
      Jan 5, 2018
      Macetown, Queenstown

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