3,947 ft
Distance
-726 ft
Descent
00:07:49
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Fernhill Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13082 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking

The upper half of Missing Link.
Access is by pushing up the walking track. Biking on the walking track should be kept to a minimum to reduce conflict with walkers.
Starts at Ben Lomond saddle, starts by heading out on riders right of the walking track. Crosses the walking track occasionally. Be careful of walkers, give way to walkers. This is a pretty busy walking track with novice trampers who might get pretty nervous about bikers, give them heaps of space, then crank it up once your away from the walking track.
Finishes at low saddle, then follow down Lower Missing Link. No riding down the walking track

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Missing Link - Upper mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -728 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,439 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,167 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,167 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,438 ft
  • Grade
    -18.4%
  • Grade max
    -57.5%
  • Grade min
    -1.5%
  • Distance down
    3,901 ft
  • Distance flat
    46 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:41
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Status:
on Nov 30, 2019
Ideal
Avg: 4.85 (6 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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

Radar Time
LEGEND
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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      Missing Link - Upper Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 30, 2019 @ 10:44am
      Nov 30, 2019
      Perfect today
      Jul 20, 2018 @ 10:30pm
      Jul 20, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 150 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 3, 2020 @ 12:38am
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      Jan 3, 2020 @ 12:37am
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      Jan 3, 2020 @ 12:37am
      Jan 3, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Moonlight Loop from Queenstown
      17 miles

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      natskis Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 22, 2020 at 2:02)
       Great views but you have to walk the bike up. It's a lot of effort.
      The ride down along the ridge lines is great but very quick compared to the struggle of lugging your bike up the hill.
      It's a LOT of effort.

      If you are short on time, I'd avoid this one.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      eddag Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 27, 2020 at 17:14)
       You can ride up, it is a wide hard pack road and there are ramps next to the few sets of stairs so you don't need to get off your bike. You just need a good sense of determination
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      natskis Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 27, 2020 at 19:09)
       Everything you said is true.
      And hats off to you if you managed to ride your bike the entire way.
      It's one HELL of a ride up if you can manage it.
      I think I'd struggle even on an ebike.
      [Reply]

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