3,491 ft
Distance
-689 ft
Descent
00:05:33
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Smasher (Lower) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year (hard in the wet)
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #7117 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Owner
    Tasman Pine Forests Ltd

Smasher is a steep, hand made, challenging but fun singletrack downhill trail through pine woods. It drops approx 320m from the Codgers riding area onto the Maitai Valley Road. It features a lot of steep off-camber but is very well made, with good catches in the corners. There are two jumps (that can be avoided) and a rock roll (can also be avoided). Not recommended in the wet. Can exit after upper section. New trail grade in 2021.

Access Info

You need a Tasman Pine Forests Permit to ride in this area. Temporary (2 week) permits can be purchased from bike shops in Nelson for $10 or come as part of membership to Nelson Mountain Bike Club (www.nelsonmtb.club)

More Stats for Smasher (Lower) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -691 ft
  • Altitude min
    124 ft
  • Altitude max
    815 ft
  • Altitude start
    815 ft
  • Altitude end
    125 ft
  • Grade
    -19.8%
  • Grade max
    -89.4%
  • Distance down
    3,356 ft
  • Distance flat
    135 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:28
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Status:
on May 16, 2024
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.7 (25 votes)
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      Smasher (Lower) Trail Reports

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      May 16, 2024 @ 4:47pm
      3 days
      tree down and branches all over the trail top to bottom
      May 16, 2024 @ 4:47pm
      3 days
      tree down and branches all over the trail top to bottom
      May 12, 2024 @ 2:43pm
      May 12, 2024
      reporter
      May 5, 2024 @ 2:53pm
      May 5, 2024
      reporter Closed weekdays until 18/05 for annual cull
      Apr 15, 2024 @ 2:14am
      Apr 15, 2024
      Tree cleared, lots of small debris on track
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 163 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 2,231 rides
      • Last: May 18, 2024

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