3,282 ft
Distance
19 ft
Climb
-666 ft
Descent
00:03:27
Avg time

Original Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1310 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

As the name suggests, it was one of the first trails ever built in Queenstown Bike Park. It follows the path of gold miners from the late 1800's and now serves a different purpose as a great bike trail. It starts off straight and fast and then hits a few loose corners before hitting some roller-coaster berms. It then heads out of the pine forest into the open overlooking some amazing views of Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables and Cecil Peak. It ends with some tabletop jumps and a steep chute before joining Hammy's and the Return trail to the Gondola.

Bike Park

More Stats for Original bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -647 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,283 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,930 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,930 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,283 ft
  • Grade
    -19.722%
  • Grade max
    -104.661%
  • Grade min
    22.183%
  • Distance climb
    155 ft
  • Distance down
    3,069 ft
  • Distance flat
    58 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:47:54
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Status:
on Jan 17, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (16 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to original trailhead (-45.030880, 168.640300)

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 442 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,013 rides
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      Photos

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      26 |
      Jan 22, 2020 @ 11:01am
      Jan 22, 2020
      36 |
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 2:06am
      Sep 17, 2019
      35 |
      Sep 17, 2019 @ 2:05am
      Sep 17, 2019
      21 |
      Jul 29, 2019 @ 5:57pm
      Jul 29, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag timothyquin (Feb 5, 2019 at 18:41)
       Favourite trail on the hill. Fast, bermy, jump trail with A and B options. Excellent to improve jump skills. Grinning from ear to ear everytime I do this one.
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