13 miles
Distance
4,627 ft
Climb
-4,846 ft
Descent
03:21:46
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Marlborough
    Picton
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #21166 in Mountain Biking

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) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -219 ft
  • Altitude min
    336 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,525 ft
  • Altitude start
    555 ft
  • Altitude end
    336 ft
  • Grade
    -0.314%
  • Grade max
    -78.981%
  • Grade min
    59.827%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,628 ft
  • Avg time
    03:21:46
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Status:
on Jan 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Queen Charlotte... Trail Reports

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      Jan 3, 2019 @ 11:24am
      Jan 3, 2019
      Easy going out of Torea and on the track to Bay of Many Coves. This track is mainly hard rock surface with some softer beach tree surface to...
      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...
      Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:51am
      Jan 29, 2018
      Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:51am
      Jan 29, 2018
      Jan 29, 2018 @ 12:50am
      Jan 29, 2018
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