9 miles
Distance
2,019 ft
Climb
-997 ft
Descent
01:43:55
Avg time

Minaret Burn Track Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
    • Horse
  • Riding Area
    Glendhu Bay
    Wanaka
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #24533 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    20 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
    • 5 in Horseback
  • Land Manager
    DOC

A number of rivers and especially Rumbling Burn cross the track before the climb. If it has been raining recently the rivers may be too fast flowing to safely cross.
The hill climb is a good test of fitness and provides a good challenge to make it to the top without stopping/walking.
There are some beautiful beaches that make great picnic and swimming spots.
The track crosses private land so please respect the landowner's property and livestock. No dogs.

Access Info

The West Wanaka Road leaves Mt Aspiring the beginning of Hospital Flat, follow it to the car park at Homestead Bay.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Minaret Burn Track bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,022 ft
  • Altitude min
    883 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,070 ft
  • Altitude start
    918 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,939 ft
  • Grade
    2.2%
  • Grade max
    -51.6%
  • Grade min
    68.7%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,290 ft
  • Avg time
    01:43:55
  • Avg reverse time
    02:07:04
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Status:
on May 16, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 3.75 (4 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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  • 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

  • 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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      Minaret Burn Track Trail Reports

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      May 16, 2020 @ 5:00pm
      May 16, 2020
      Cool but sunshine. Only rode to Rumbling Burn then return
      Jan 7, 2019 @ 4:10pm
      Jan 7, 2019
      Magnificent views of lake wanaka. Some fords/river crossings and few muddy patches. Otherwise very dry. Swimming in lake is a must. Take...
      Dec 2, 2017 @ 10:55am
      Dec 2, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
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      • 24 rides
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      Dec 19, 2020 @ 7:59pm
      Dec 19, 2020
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      Dec 19, 2020 @ 7:58pm
      Dec 19, 2020
      45 |
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 9:25pm
      Jun 2, 2019
      60 |
      Jun 2, 2019 @ 9:24pm
      Jun 2, 2019

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      credible (Nov 3, 2017 at 23:20)
       The track is single-track at the start, over a stile, and some steep climbs. Then it joins a 4WD "road", but you have to clamber through small gates in a couple of places. Be warned that there could be sandflies at the beaches.
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