3 miles
Distance
1,492 ft
Climb
-529 ft
Descent
01:02:53
Avg time

Packhorse Hut Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22488 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

The bottom two thirds or so of the trail traverse across grass fields and through pine forest. There are some roots and rocks to keep it interesting, and some steeper sections that will test your fitness going uphill.

The tracks changes its tune closer to the top, where it becomes narrower, rockier, and quite exposed (suitable for advanced/confident riders).

The trail is quite far from Christchurch, and sees little traffic. This adds to the experience, but come prepared with spare tubes, tools, and probably a riding buddy.

Access Info

Park in a small gravel carpark, just a little below the top of Gebbies pass. Then follow the trail markers.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Packhorse Hut mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    963 ft
  • Altitude min
    478 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,491 ft
  • Altitude start
    519 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,482 ft
  • Grade
    5.335%
  • Grade max
    -37.053%
  • Grade min
    52.847%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,254 ft
  • Avg time
    01:02:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:29
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Status:
on Mar 25, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.6 (5 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
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  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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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
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      Packhorse Hut Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 25, 2020 @ 6:49pm
      Mar 25, 2020
      reporter 6 Large trees down across trail, blocking trail
      Dec 27, 2019 @ 11:10am
      Dec 27, 2019
      The section of re-routed trail on freshly logged steep hillside before dykes is an unrideable mix of mud and slash.
      Feb 11, 2019 @ 2:20am
      Feb 11, 2019
      Lower part of trail is riding well - although a little overgrown with gorse in places. Top (exposed) part is overgrown with grass, which makes...
      Nov 15, 2017 @ 7:00pm
      Nov 15, 2017
      reporter
      Nov 15, 2017 @ 6:45pm
      Nov 15, 2017
      reporter Lambing has completed.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 10 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 65 rides
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      Dec 23, 2018 @ 3:17pm
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      Dec 23, 2018 @ 3:16pm
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      Aug 11, 2018 @ 8:25pm
      Aug 11, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag rbarr (Jan 25, 2018 at 14:27)
       Love the variation in terrain, from pastoral to forest to alpine. Then the downhill is just a blast. The track has suffered from recent winter storms, with some bike carries over and round fallen trees.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag chrishouse (Aug 11, 2018 at 20:23)
       Great ride, challenging downhill tree root sections and ruts. Watch out for the narrow single track on the traverse up top. One mistake and you're over the ledge!
      [Reply]

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