1,435 ft
Distance
33 ft
Climb
-222 ft
Descent
00:03:49
Avg time

Park Bench Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Mt Vic
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5687 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #25754 in Trail Running
    • #42590 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 50 in Hiking

Drops down from the seat in the trees just above the saddle

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Park Bench mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -189 ft
  • Altitude min
    205 ft
  • Altitude max
    394 ft
  • Altitude start
    394 ft
  • Altitude end
    205 ft
  • Grade
    -13.191%
  • Grade max
    -35.828%
  • Grade min
    13.333%
  • Distance climb
    282 ft
  • Distance down
    1,096 ft
  • Distance flat
    57 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:55
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Status:
on Jul 27, 2022
Wet
Avg: 4.35 (9 votes)
Your vote: 0

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Park Bench Trail Reports

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      Jul 27, 2022 @ 4:33pm
      Jul 27, 2022
      muddy In lots of places and some big ruts at the start
      Jul 10, 2022 @ 10:28pm
      Jul 10, 2022
      Pretty munted compared to when it opened, pretty slippery and difficult to ride in the wet
      Jun 18, 2022 @ 10:44pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      nice after the rebuild but I bit greasy today
      Jun 17, 2022 @ 10:40pm
      Jun 17, 2022
      As per previous reporter very dry and soft in sections. The lower half has had the log ladder removed and a new lower line to the exit. Estimate...
      Jun 16, 2022 @ 2:15am
      Jun 16, 2022
      Work complete and trail open. Weirdly dry considering the recent deluges. Moon dust in places, especially on the new off camber bits. Much more...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 329 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,014 rides
      • Last: Aug 11, 2022

      Photos

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      Jun 18, 2022 @ 10:44pm
      Jun 18, 2022
      342 |
      Feb 11, 2016 @ 10:33pm
      Feb 11, 2016
      457 |
      Feb 11, 2016 @ 10:32pm
      Feb 11, 2016
      878 |
      Jul 25, 2015 @ 11:30pm
      Jul 25, 2015
      | 1 comments

      Routes with this trail

      titledistance
      2015 PNP Spring Series - A,B,C Easy race3 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      MattWilliams88 (Oct 27, 2021 at 18:19)
      Some bits tested my skill to the max but still great fun.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Ashcrashes (Nov 21, 2020 at 13:58)
      best advanced track at Mt Vic
      [Reply]





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