9 miles
Distance
1,532 ft
Climb
-1,102 ft
Descent
00:55:28
Avg time

Old Coach Road Details

  • Riding Area
    ohakune
    ohakune
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13300 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Ohakune Old Coach Road is the original link between the North Island main trunk railway from the north and the South.

The trail follows the old bridle route with some some slight deviations added through stunning native bush. The trail climbs steadily but is absolutely ideal for all levels of cyclists and families if enough time is taken. It heads uphill from Ohakune to Horopito - rising 135 meters over the 9 kilometers. The highlight of the trail is the 284 meter wide - 45 meter high Hapuawhenua Viaduct which ceased it's rail duties on the North Island main trunk rail line in 1987. It is a spectacular piece of New Zealand's railway engineering history.

Along the trail Department of Conservation signs display a history and photos of the main trunk line's construction.

source: NZ by Bike
Access Info

Follow the sign posts from Ohakune railway station. This is part of the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Old Coach Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    430 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,883 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,520 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,027 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,457 ft
  • Grade
    0.926%
  • Grade max
    -39.31%
  • Grade min
    35.379%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,297 ft
  • Avg time
    00:55:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:15:27
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Status:
on Jan 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (5 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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      Old Coach Road Trail Reports

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      Jan 22, 2019 @ 8:19pm
      Jan 22, 2019
      Perfect
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 2:56pm
      Jan 4, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 14 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 44 rides
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      Jun 3, 2017 @ 8:00pm
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      Feb 10, 2017 @ 9:21pm
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      Feb 10, 2017 @ 9:19pm
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      Oct 5, 2016 @ 12:44am
      Oct 5, 2016

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