Nikau Valley Details
Riding areaMakara Peak Mountain Bike Park
Bike typeAM, XC
Trail UsageBiking Primary
DirectionDownhill OnlyPopular direction shown
TTFs on trailBridge
Nikau Valley is one of the hidden gems in Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. It's slightly out of the way, but with a narrow and rough track surface, that winds through some of the best regenerating bush in the park, you'll be rewarded with a true old-style Advanced (almost Expert in the wet) track that feels comparatively isolated, with an almost back country feel to it.
The first half of the track drops fairly steeply to the stream on the valley floor before some technical uphill brings you back to near the low point on Missing Link.
Built by Makara Peak Supporters in 2000/2001.
From Sally Alley you can head down Missing Link and then up the 4WD track to Leaping Lizard and on to Nikau Valley. The easier option is to turn right and head up Three Brothers, Upswing and then turn left onto Upper Leaping Lizard shortly after the intersection with Aratihi.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Nikau Valley mountain bike trail
Altitude change-207 ft
Altitude min483 ft
Altitude max882 ft
Altitude start853 ft
Altitude end646 ft
Distance climb2,392 ft
Distance down2,625 ft
Distance flat197 ft
Avg reverse time00:17:02
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Nikau Valley Trail Reports
Mar 15, 2018 @ 8:34pmMar 15, 2018
|Bit slick and rutted in parts|
Jan 2, 2018 @ 2:07pmJan 2, 2018
Dec 28, 2017 @ 3:56pmDec 28, 2017
Nov 18, 2017 @ 7:18pmNov 18, 2017
|reporter Ruts and boggy spots in top half have been tidied up so riding mint at the moment.|
Sep 16, 2017 @ 8:06pmSep 16, 2017
|Muddy 1st quarter, a few deep ruts otherwise flowing.|
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