1 miles
Distance
306 ft
Climb
-119 ft
Descent
00:11:10
Avg time

The Doctor Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #15166 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

The Doctor, named after DoC (Department of Conservation) This trail is in a mix of exotic, native and open landscape. Build with funds from the Outdoor Recreation Consortium, which helped Mana Cycle Group to fell wilding pines and replace the damaged walking trail with a suitable multi use trail that is now The Doctor.

In winter 2016 the Mana Cycle Group (MCG) held a planting bee in effort to regenerate the native forest to the area that used to host exotic pesty pine trees.

So if you see someone from DoC or MCG on your travels, don't forget to show your support for the outstanding work

Access Info

From the Spicer Botanical Park, cross the ford and find on your right.

At the top from Boundary Road off Farm Road (main 4X4 road).

Disclaimer

The Doctor combines an original trail up to the reservoir and one small steep section is due to be bypassed in 2017

More Stats for The Doctor bike trail
  • Altitude change
    187 ft
  • Altitude min
    259 ft
  • Altitude max
    472 ft
  • Altitude start
    259 ft
  • Altitude end
    446 ft
  • Grade
    3.512%
  • Grade max
    -32.258%
  • Grade min
    36.819%
  • Distance climb
    3,028 ft
  • Distance down
    1,971 ft
  • Distance flat
    316 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:10
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:30
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Status:
on Sep 5, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.5 (8 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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  • White
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  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to the-doctor trailhead (-41.153972, 174.822221)
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      The Doctor Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 5, 2019 @ 4:04pm
      Sep 5, 2019
      (Current at 7am today NZT) Tree down partially blocking the top of the path, after the final zigzag up the hill (if starting from the end of...
      Sep 3, 2019 @ 11:14am
      Sep 3, 2019
      Wet in places but no issues
      Jul 1, 2019 @ 6:49pm
      Jul 1, 2019
      Jun 29, 2019 @ 8:12pm
      Jun 29, 2019
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 9:34pm
      Jun 21, 2019
      Bit muddy here an there.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 30 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 350 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,806 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 1, 2019 @ 7:52pm
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      Jan 1, 2019 @ 7:52pm
      Jan 1, 2019
      169 |
      Jan 11, 2016 @ 9:09pm
      Jan 11, 2016

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag robthetrackie (May 30, 2015 at 0:38)
       Mostly built, except for the lower 50m. This will be great fun, and an easy track to ride up and down a few times Smile Look out for the opening day!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag robthetrackie (Sep 2, 2016 at 22:13)
       Quite solid, handled winter really well :-)
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag robthetrackie (Nov 11, 2017 at 20:23)
       99% dry and solid. riding fast
      [Reply]

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