9 miles
Distance
2,565 ft
Climb
-1,544 ft
Descent
03:17:43
Avg time

Minaret Burn Track Details

  • Riding Area
    Wanaka
    Wanaka
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Global Ranking
    #24533 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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
More Stats for Minaret Burn Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,022 ft
  • Altitude min
    873 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,077 ft
  • Altitude start
    919 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,940 ft
  • Grade
    2.24%
  • Grade max
    -45.761%
  • Grade min
    61.558%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,130 ft
  • Avg time
    03:17:43
  • Avg reverse time
    01:24:05
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Status:
on Jan 7, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (3 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • 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
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      Minaret Burn Track Trail Reports

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      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

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 3 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
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      Oct 24, 2018 @ 7:46pm
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      Minaret Burn Track, My City
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      Minaret Burn Track, My City
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      Oct 24, 2018 @ 4:33pm
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      Minaret Burn Track, My City
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      Oct 24, 2018 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 24, 2018
      Minaret Burn Track, My City

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag 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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