7 miles
Distance
105 ft
Climb
-105 ft
Descent
00:12:42
Avg time

River Trail Loop Details

  • Riding area
    Ashburton
    Ashburton
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2016

The River Trail Loop is a 11km 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude min
    279 ft
  • Altitude max
    361 ft
  • Altitude start
    312 ft
  • Altitude end
    312 ft
  • Grade max
    -9.279%
  • Grade min
    8.747%
  • Distance climb
    3,275 ft
  • Distance down
    3,392 ft
  • Distance flat
    6 miles
  • Avg time
    00:12:42
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Status:
on Apr 15, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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River Trail Loop Trail Reports

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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
Jul 2, 2016 @ 4:05pm
Jul 2, 2016
Mostly dry but some very muddy patches, no puddles.
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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
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River Trail Loop, Ashburton
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Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:16am
Jun 23, 2016
River Trail Loop, Ashburton
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Jun 23, 2016 @ 3:16am
Jun 23, 2016
River Trail Loop, Ashburton

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