1 mile
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-493 ft
Descent
00:09:39
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
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • 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
  • 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
More Stats for McNearlyGnarly mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -484 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,569 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,053 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,053 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,568 ft
  • Grade
    -7.8%
  • Grade max
    -31.7%
  • Grade min
    10.3%
  • Distance climb
    525 ft
  • Distance down
    5,007 ft
  • Distance flat
    673 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:39
  • Avg reverse time
    00:53:58
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Status:
on Jan 8, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.75 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      McNearlyGnarly Trail Reports

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      Jan 8, 2021 @ 2:00pm
      Jan 8, 2021
      Holes appearing in berms but rides well
      Oct 28, 2020 @ 8:03pm
      Oct 28, 2020
      Was perfect!
      Oct 13, 2020 @ 2:07pm
      Oct 13, 2020
      Typical mcnearly. Running well
      May 6, 2020 @ 10:08pm
      May 6, 2020
      A few brake ruts in some corners, still silk smooth 99% of the way down
      Feb 9, 2020 @ 3:51pm
      Feb 9, 2020
      Smooth, as always :)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 284 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,150 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 28, 2020 @ 11:43am
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      Jan 28, 2020 @ 11:40am
      Jan 28, 2020
      91 |
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 1:59am
      Sep 17, 2019
      | 2 comments
      78 |
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 1:59am
      Sep 17, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      red720 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jun 27, 2019 at 19:09)
       Flowiest trail in Queenstown!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      RodNZ Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Oct 1, 2019 at 1:59)
       One of the best trails I've ridden. Awesome work @QMTBC
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Sienad Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Nov 16, 2019 at 17:36)
       A Must if you love flowing berms.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      bradmcam (Jan 10, 2020 at 17:51)
       Favourite track, soo much fun!
      [Reply]

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