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

Percy Pass Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #6861

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
    -83.606%
  • Grade min
    70.822%
  • Distance climb
    16 miles
  • Distance down
    17 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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on Feb 13, 2017
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Percy Pass Trail Reports

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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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Feb 13, 2017 @ 4:27pm
Feb 13, 2017
Percy Pass, My City
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Jan 15, 2017 @ 3:48pm
Jan 15, 2017
Percy Pass, Te Anau

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