5.3 miles
220 ft
-430 ft
Avg time


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Arthur's Pass National Park
    Craigieburn Forest Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

The track through the Poulter valley is one of only a few approved tracks in a national park where mountain biking is
permitted. The trip offers bikers great scenery, some challenges and two good huts for an overnight stay. You can only ride as far as the Trust/Poulter Hut on the specified track, which is also a tramping track. Please do not go further, or go off the track as this could jeopardize future mountain biking opportunities in national parks.

As this track is also used by trampers, you will need to follow the code of conduct for shared-use tracks:
• Respect that other users have different, and valid, reasons for being there.
• Anticipate other users around corners or in blind spots.
• Expect the unexpected; cycle at a speed you can stop from safely, if a hazard arises.
• Do not startle other users – greet them when approaching.
• Cyclists give way to walkers.
• Common sense and courtesy prevail at all times

Mt White Road to Arthur’s Pass National Park boundary
This section passes through Mt White Station, so please respect stock and farm activities. Follow the 4WD track for 13 km along the true right of the Poulter River, across river terraces and fans to reach the park boundary fence. The ride is a grunt in places. The original 4WD track was washed out a few years ago and the new narrower track can only accommodate quad bikes. Access to the National Park boundary for larger 4WD vehicles is now only possible
along the riverbed at low flow.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Poulter Valley Track - Park Boundary to Casey Hut bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -213 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,753 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,072 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,006 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,795 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,862 ft
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Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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      1 Review & Comments

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      Brokensparrow (Jul 27, 2019 at 2:06)
       Better than first part, Excellent adventure ride, marked as beginner but probably more like intermediate with frequent river and stream crossing and 5% hike a bike. Note Casey stream you need to go up stream to find track, quite poorly marked, would be very difficult in poor light. Great track though, I only avg 8km/hr so don’t expect to rush it, highly recommend

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