4,675 ft
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-627 ft
Descent
00:08:36
Avg time
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Minerals Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, CX, Gravel
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    A-Frame, Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster, Skinny, Teeter Totter, Wallride, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #42090 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking

Great trail in similar style to others on the hill. Starts with a fairly narrow traverse across the hill with a few small gaps / doubles. This top section is also known as "Johnson's". Pops you out onto Direct Road briefly, before getting into a more steep, chutey, off-camber section with a few small drops at the top that can be sent. This section can be a real mud-slide in the wet. The trail is an easy grade 5 in the dry, and much harder in the wet.

More Stats for Minerals mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -612 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,408 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,020 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,020 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,407 ft
  • Grade
    -13.1%
  • Grade max
    -59.9%
  • Grade min
    10.6%
  • Distance climb
    190 ft
  • Distance down
    4,088 ft
  • Distance flat
    397 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:36
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Status:
on Nov 21, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Minerals Trail Reports

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      Nov 15, 2021 @ 8:25pm
      Nov 15, 2021
      So good
      Nov 7, 2021 @ 5:21pm
      Nov 7, 2021
      Fixed ruts, emptied silt, filled holes, cleared broken trees and made lower section amazing to ride.
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 1:02pm
      Oct 8, 2021
      reporter
      Tree Cleared CK/LT
      Oct 3, 2021 @ 2:25pm
      Oct 3, 2021
      reporter Tree Across the track about half way down
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 2:12pm
      Apr 16, 2021
      Been raced on and was very wet this morning
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 155 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3 rides
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      Nov 7, 2021 @ 5:21pm
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      Apr 1, 2021 @ 7:44pm
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      Apr 1, 2021 @ 7:44pm
      Apr 1, 2021

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Gonezo (Dec 3, 2020 at 21:11)
       Great trail in similar style to others on the hill. Starts with a traverse across a fairly narrow section of the hill with a few small gaps / doubles (top section also known as Johnson's) then after crossing direct road, gets into a steeper, chutey off camber section before joining up to Te Ruru at the bottom.
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      • + 0
      JonnnyW (Feb 11, 2021 at 16:13)
       There is now a Grade 6 line that splits off to the right after crossing the new climb trail. A dedicated exit has also been built so Minerals no longer links with Ruru.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Logan5SIOLw (Apr 1, 2021 at 19:53)
       Spent approx 5 hours tidying ruts brake bumps and have added an outside line to the last corner in johnsons.
      Then walked Both lines cleaning out all silt traps. Lower section still needs more drainage in places!
      [Reply]

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