7 miles
Distance
101 ft
Climb
-97 ft
Descent
00:31:24
Avg time

River Trail Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Ashburton River
    Ashburton
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, DJ, Fat, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Ladder Bridge, Log Ride, Pump Track, Rock Garden, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15609 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2010

The River Trail Loop is a 12km purpose built mountain bike loop on the north side of the Ashburton River. It is used as a race track by the local club and also hosts a 6 hour race annually.

Access Info

The best place to start the loop is at the Skills Park off Dobson Street West. There is signage to guide you along the one-way loop and tell you which section you are riding. You can also enter the track from the ends of Melrose Road, Chalmers Ave and Trevor's Road or under the SH1 Bridge.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for River Trail Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    2 ft
  • Altitude min
    279 ft
  • Altitude max
    361 ft
  • Altitude start
    312 ft
  • Altitude end
    314 ft
  • Grade
    0.006%
  • Grade max
    -8.976%
  • Grade min
    8.112%
  • Distance climb
    3,400 ft
  • Distance down
    3,792 ft
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
  • Avg time
    00:31:24
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Status:
on May 4, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.5 (2 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 river-trail-loop trailhead (-43.905630, 171.738860)
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River Trail Loop Trail Reports

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May 4, 2018 @ 3:21am
May 4, 2018
Running sweet. Newly added northshore bridges easy to navigate, eliminate 90% of previously muddy sections. Newly added semi technical bridge...
Dec 27, 2017 @ 1:44am
Dec 27, 2017
Few mud puddles, but majority of trail was good and firm. Couple of trees on trail but can get around or under.
Apr 15, 2017 @ 12:27am
Apr 15, 2017
Oct 3, 2016 @ 4:20pm
Oct 3, 2016
Dry and running fast, some loose gravel
Jul 31, 2016 @ 12:23am
Jul 31, 2016
Mostly dry with occasional muddy patches
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Nov 23, 2018 @ 4:41pm
Nov 23, 2018
River Trail Loop, Ashburton
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Nov 23, 2018 @ 4:39pm
Nov 23, 2018
River Trail Loop, Ashburton
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May 6, 2017 @ 12:57am
May 6, 2017
River Trail Loop, Ashburton
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May 6, 2017 @ 12:49am
May 6, 2017
River Trail Loop, Ashburton

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