2 miles
Distance
391 ft
Climb
-374 ft
Descent
00:27:58
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Port Hills West
    Christchurch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, CX
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #14198 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016

Gentle switchbacked climb to the top of Montgomery Spur, then flowy hardpacked single track down and around. Good way to break up going up Rapaki Track, or also a good short ride on its own.

Access Info

Around half way up Rapaki Track, where the gradient flattens, look for stock yards on the seaward side of the track. Ride up a 4wd track for 10 metres before the single track starts.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Taramea Track / Montgomery Spur bike trail
  • Altitude change
    17 ft
  • Altitude min
    711 ft
  • Altitude max
    918 ft
  • Altitude start
    787 ft
  • Altitude end
    804 ft
  • Grade
    0.143%
  • Grade max
    -19.726%
  • Grade min
    19.366%
  • Distance climb
    5,270 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,094 ft
  • Avg time
    00:27:58
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Status:
on Jan 23, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 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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  • 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
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  • Camping Camping
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      Directions to taramea-track--montgomery-spur trailhead (-43.579800, 172.675120)
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      Taramea Track /... Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 212 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 748 rides
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      Apr 28, 2017 @ 4:55pm
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      Taramea Track / Montgomery Spur
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      Taramea Track / Montgomery Spur
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      Feb 8, 2017 @ 5:04pm
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      Taramea Track / Montgomery Spur
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      Nov 20, 2016 @ 2:21pm
      Nov 20, 2016
      Taramea Track / Montgomery Spur

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Bundles (Apr 28, 2017 at 16:53)
       First time riding track and great find. Couple of rocks combined with wind gusts caught me by surprise but overall really enjoyed it and will do again. Big thanks to landowner/farmer for letting us ride through stock. Much appreciated.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag chrishouse (Oct 3, 2018 at 1:13)
       Watch out for magpies this month!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag joshuamerriam (Feb 6, 2019 at 16:45)
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