1 miles
Distance
25 ft
Climb
-1,478 ft
Descent
00:20:03
Avg time

Salmon Run Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Fernhill Trails
    Queenstown
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Spring to Autumn
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #1440 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    QLDC

Purpose built singletrack alternative to the walking track down from the top of the Fernhill Loop high point. Some very sharp and steep downhill switchbacks. Very technical, approach with caution.

More Stats for Salmon Run bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,453 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,578 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,031 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,031 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,578 ft
  • Grade
    -18.7%
  • Grade max
    -65.9%
  • Grade min
    11.8%
  • Distance climb
    518 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    341 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:13:18
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2019
Variable
Avg: 5 (16 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to salmon-run-46269 trailhead (-45.024610, 168.628160)
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      Salmon Run Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 1:53pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Some wet spots overall clear and rideable with caution in muddy spots
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Small tree over trail in lower section. Can be cleared with foldable handsaw if you are a GC and have one in your riding pack. Generally wet elsewhere
      Oct 29, 2018 @ 8:56pm
      Oct 29, 2018
      Still wet and slippy, double black in these conditions. Root ball hole fixed.
      Oct 10, 2018 @ 4:56pm
      Oct 10, 2018
      tree down, root ball hole on trail. Able to walk around it.
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:23pm
      Sep 18, 2018
      Major windfall blocking trail in multiple locations.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 286 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      40 |
      Mar 9, 2019 @ 3:07pm
      Mar 9, 2019
      66 |
      Feb 7, 2019 @ 10:16pm
      Feb 7, 2019
      78 |
      Nov 8, 2018 @ 6:20am
      Nov 8, 2018
      408 |
      Jan 29, 2017 @ 3:07pm
      Jan 29, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Fernhill Loop via Beeched As and Salmon Run
      7 miles
      Moonlight loop from Queenstown
      17 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag punkture (Apr 19, 2019 at 14:05)
       Top 10....top5..maybe....in the world? It doesn't get much better than this!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Rosscopancackes (Apr 19, 2019 at 18:46)
       My absolute favourite track I've ridden to date. It's got techy switchbacks, Awesome rock gardens, root sections and lots of stream crossings. 10/10. Definitely ride with a mate.
      [Reply]

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