4,273 ft
Distance
44 ft
Climb
-944 ft
Descent
00:08:49
Avg time

Smasher Details

  • Riding Area
    Maitai Valley
    Nelson
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year (hard in the wet)
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #3905 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager
    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). It is a grade 4/5. Not recommended in the wet.

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)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Smasher bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -900 ft
  • Altitude min
    68 ft
  • Altitude max
    977 ft
  • Altitude start
    969 ft
  • Altitude end
    68 ft
  • Grade
    -21.072%
  • Grade max
    -63.579%
  • Grade min
    21.113%
  • Distance climb
    373 ft
  • Distance down
    3,761 ft
  • Distance flat
    139 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:49
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Nov 16, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.7 (14 votes)

view (427)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to smasher trailhead (-41.280270, 173.311190)
update trails status or condition

Smasher Trail Reports

datedescription
Nov 16, 2018 @ 3:56pm
Nov 16, 2018
Great condition. The steep sections are not yet ruined by braking holes. Keep this track running smooth folks, it’s awesome.
Sep 20, 2018 @ 6:13pm
Sep 20, 2018
Jul 14, 2018 @ 1:40pm
Jul 14, 2018
a few damp spots but pretty damn fine!
Jun 9, 2018 @ 11:41pm
Jun 9, 2018
Prime conditions atm
Apr 16, 2018 @ 4:14am
Apr 16, 2018
Muddy, slippery and great fun trying to stay upright
view all reports »

Photos

more »
10 |
Sep 20, 2018 @ 7:28pm
Sep 20, 2018
Smasher, Nelson
397 |
Jul 23, 2015 @ 8:26pm
Jul 23, 2015
| 2 comments Smasher, Nelson

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.


Post a Comment



You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login

Videos

more »
Smasher, Nelson NZ
4:18 | 28 | Nov 15, 2018 , Nelson
youtuber FRANK our trail dog!
4:40 | 97 | May 24, 2018 , Nelson
Smasher, Nelson, NZ
306 | Oct 18, 2017 , Nelson
Run down Smasher - Nelson NZ
394 | Jul 5, 2016 , Nelson

Nearby Trails

  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.