9 miles
Distance
1,532 ft
Climb
-1,102 ft
Descent
2,520 ft
High Point

Old Coach Road Details

  • Riding Area
    ohakune
    ohakune
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Global Ranking
    #13300 in Mountain Biking

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.

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More Stats for Old Coach Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    430 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,883 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 reverse time
    01:15:27
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Status:
Dry
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • 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
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
Directions to old-coach-road-28715 trailhead (-39.402356, 175.414726)
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Jun 3, 2017 @ 8:00pm
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Old Coach Road, My City
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Feb 10, 2017 @ 9:21pm
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Old Coach Road, My City
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Feb 10, 2017 @ 9:19pm
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Old Coach Road, My City
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Oct 5, 2016 @ 12:44am
Oct 5, 2016
Old Coach Road, ohakune

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