1.2 miles
Distance
55 ft
Climb
-506 ft
Descent
00:08:15
Avg time

McNearlyGnarly Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Fernhill Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, DJ
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #4003 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019

Grade 3 Intermediate blue jump trail with grade 4 advanced options. About 60 jumps in total over 1.8km. All jumps are rollable and safely built to learn on but check them out before you huck
Named after Pete 'McGnarly' who organised the permission and funding. The 'Nearly' part comes from one of the legendary McGazzas many jokes whilst waiting for Pete to finally hit a jump!
The trail was built by Elevate Trail Building and funded by Atlas beer cafe, Veoila, the community trust of Southland and is managed by QMTBC. If you like riding this trail then show your love by joining the club or buying some cool gear!

Access Info

Access from the easy Fernhill loop west climb that starts just above the Wynyard bike park. McNeary Gnarly drops in about the 1.4km mark. Alternatively access from above by descending down Fernhill loop west from McGazzas table and you cant miss it.

Disclaimer

Please avoid riding when wet/snowy/icy/frosty/earthquaqe etc. Thanks!

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for McNearlyGnarly mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -450 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,661 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,115 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,115 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,667 ft
  • Grade
    -7.2%
  • Grade max
    -28%
  • Grade min
    15.5%
  • Distance climb
    804 ft
  • Distance down
    4,846 ft
  • Distance flat
    525 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:15
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:55
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Status:
on Feb 6, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (19 votes)

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      McNearlyGnarly Trail Reports

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      Feb 6, 2022 @ 9:17pm
      Feb 6, 2022
      Back open and buffed up. Just hold off it’s too dry or wet
      Feb 5, 2022 @ 12:30pm
      Feb 5, 2022
      McNearly Gnarly is back open after the rain helped settle the new maintenance work. The link to Mini Dream is still closed at this stage. Enjoy!!!!
      Jan 24, 2022 @ 12:06pm
      Jan 24, 2022
      Closed again as crews finish off and conditions are dry. Will open as soon as it’s suitable.
      Jan 20, 2022 @ 7:20pm
      Jan 20, 2022
      Open for the weekend. Works still ongoing so watch for loose dirt near the bottom and please avoid if it’s too dry. Chur!
      Jan 14, 2022 @ 4:15pm
      Jan 14, 2022
      Super Dry at the mo so please keep off till it rains to avoid trashing fresh trail works. Looks like some is coming on wed/thurs. Chur!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 32 rides
      • 6 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 618 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
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      • 2,547 rides
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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      red720 (Jun 27, 2019 at 19:09)
       Flowiest trail in Queenstown!
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      • + 1
      RodNZ (Oct 1, 2019 at 1:59)
       One of the best trails I've ridden. Awesome work @QMTBC
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      • + 0
      Sienad (Nov 16, 2019 at 17:36)
       A Must if you love flowing berms.
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      • + 1
      bradmcam (Jan 10, 2020 at 17:51)
       Favourite track, soo much fun!
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      • + 1
      2d-cutout (Apr 24, 2021 at 4:17)
       Can you already jump and want to improve? Do you want to learn to jump? Ride it. It's a ton of fun. My friends did 6 in a morning because they enjoyed it so much.
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      • + 0
      trakker (Feb 13, 2022 at 0:16)
       Running absolutely mint atm, soooo good
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      Videos

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      youtuber Agata down McGnearly Gnarly Queenstown...
      4:08 | 1464 | Jan 14, 2020 , Queenstown
      youtuber Best flow/jump trail in the southern...
      4:13 | 898 | Nov 28, 2019 , Queenstown
      First lap on McNearlyGnarly - Queenstown - by Hugo
      4:33 | 155 | Mar 15, 2021 , Queenstown
      McNearly Gnarly | Probably the best jump trail...
      4:08 | 171 | Oct 14, 2020 , Queenstown
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