14 miles
Distance
3,459 ft
Climb
-3,455 ft
Descent
05:27:31
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Alexandra
    Alexandra
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #65134 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Welcome Rock Trails is a private trail on private land, prior payment and booking is required online before embarking on this journey. Suitable for mountain bikers or hikers with the option of overnighting in one of our back country huts.

This trail is a single track, cross country mountain bike/hiking trail. Hand built on one of NZ’s longest historic water races (water races were channels cut across a hillside bringing water from streams to places where gold was mined). We have called this trail ‘ The Roaring Lion Trail’ as it follows the historic Roaring Lion water race.

Access Info

This trail is on Private Land, however it is set up for people to ride. You must contact the owners before riding here. See their website for more details: http://www.welcomerock.co.nz

1 Hour South of Queenstown. Historic Southland Ski Hut, Nevis Road, Garston, New Zealand

More Stats for The Roaring Lion Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    4 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,710 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,679 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,240 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,244 ft
  • Grade
    0.005%
  • Grade max
    -49.769%
  • Grade min
    50.908%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    05:27:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:42
  • view trail stats
Status:
on Mar 22, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

view (25)
close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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
ContributeDetails
Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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

  • 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-roaring-lion-trail trailhead (-45.453840, 168.748220)
      update trails status or condition

      The Roaring Lion... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 22, 2019 @ 6:46pm
      Mar 22, 2019
      Very much worth the permit fee to ride!
      Mar 30, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Mar 30, 2018
      Spectacular views!
      Dec 15, 2017 @ 5:52pm
      Dec 15, 2017
      Hand built trail. Good wuality for flow. Not technical. Awesome vista on a sunny day.
      Nov 28, 2016 @ 10:29am
      Nov 28, 2016
      Jan 9, 2016 @ 8:00pm
      Jan 9, 2016
      reporter Poorly maintained in sections with cliombs, water crossings and soem sections needing TLC. Some points of the trail slipping, especially water...
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      •  
      6 Months
      • 0 rides
      •  
      All
      • 26 rides
      •  

      Photos

      more »
      54 |
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 7:55am
      Nov 27, 2017
      62 |
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 7:55am
      Nov 27, 2017
      45 |
      Nov 27, 2017 @ 7:55am
      Nov 27, 2017
      492 |
      May 4, 2016 @ 7:11pm
      May 4, 2016

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Turaco (Nov 28, 2016 at 10:41)
       Great high country circuit. From the Ski Hut a gentle climb takes you to Welcome Rock. Then a fun but straightforward descent takes you to the water race section above the Nokomai Valley. This section is relatively sheltered from the prevailing westerly. Great views. The ride gets faster as you get nearer the Nevis Road. Exposed to the weather. The ride back along the road to the Ski Hut can be challenging in a strong westerly and isn't the greatest finish - consider parking at the end of the single track by the gate before the road enters the Nevis Valley.
      [Reply]

      Post a Comment



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

      Join Pinkbike  Login

      Videos

      more »
      Welcome Rock Bike Park - The Roaring Lion
      20:05 | 53 | May 30, 2019 , Alexandra
      • subscribe
      • flag
      • login to download gpx or kml files.