13 miles
4,627 ft
-4,846 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
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  • Global Ranking

The section of the track leads bikers on a long climb to the main ridge between Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds, but offers spectacular views.
The track is wide and can be quite steep in places. Watch out for drop offs and rocky areas. Lots of undulation (short steep hill climbs). Exposed ridgeline riding with great views. An easier option on this day is to ride the Kenepuru Road from Kenepuru Saddle to Portage Bay – great views also.
It is also possible to cycle from Camp Bay to Portage Bay via the Kenepuru Road, which offers an easier ride at sea level.
DOC campsites are located above Bay of Many Coves and Kumutoto Bay at the Black Rock Shelter. Near Torea Saddle, there is a DOC campsite at Cowshed Bay. Accommodation providers in the Bay of Many Coves is Bay of Many Coves Resort. A variety of accommodation options are available in and around Portage Bay in Kenepuru Sound including De Bretts, Treetops Backpackers and The Portage Resort Hotel. Further accommodation options nearby in Kenepuru Sound are offered by Hopewell Lodge.
This section is open to mountain biking throughout the year.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Queen Charlotte (Kenepuru Saddle to Torea saddle) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -219 ft
  • Altitude min
    336 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,525 ft
  • Altitude start
    555 ft
  • Altitude end
    336 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,628 ft
  • Avg time
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on Sep 1, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to queen-charlotte-kenepuru-saddle-to-torea-saddle trailhead (-41.130100, 174.142700)
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Queen Charlotte... Trail Reports

Sep 1, 2018 @ 1:21pm
Sep 1, 2018
reporter Got do with a heap of general maintenance - water just sluicing down the gradient, get the rain off the track and fill in the bogs. Lots of Pig...
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