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37 miles
9,331 ft
-9,334 ft
3,542 ft
High Point

Percy Pass Details

  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Global Ranking

This is one tough ride and not to be taken lightly, although the remoteness and surroundings in this epic part of the country will make up for it (on a good day). There is a remote bike carry section, long km's in big country, some incredibly steep rough 4WD tracks, and unpredictable weather. If you make it out, it's a rewarding experience.

It is recommended you get hold of a copy of "Classic New Zealand Mountain Bike Rides" by the Kennett Brothers who have a very good description of the route.

Expect it to take between 8 and 12 hours. Take maps NZTopo50 CD07 Manapouri, CD06 Deep Cove and CE07 Lake Monowai.

Access Info

Catch a tour boat from Manapouri to the hydro power station at West Arm (one way ticket approx. $42 + $7 for bike). Then ride all the way back to Manapouri.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Percy Pass mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    584 ft
  • Altitude start
    587 ft
  • Altitude end
    584 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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on Feb 13, 2017
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to percy-pass trailhead (-45.524757, 167.275406)
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Percy Pass Trail Reports

Feb 13, 2017 @ 4:26pm
Feb 13, 2017
Has had rather large slip right beside marked route at the top. Could possibly get through in a large group on a dry day, but I went through with...
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