7 miles
1,868 ft
-2,654 ft
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Waiuta Track Details

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Waiuta is another mining ghost town and has several buildings and mining remains.

More of a Grade 4 trail rather than Big River which is Grade 3, the Waiuta Trail is 99% ridable in the dry but in the wet is much harder (hence the Black Diamond grading here).

Big River - Waiuta is technical benched single track that continues on from the end of the Big River 4WD track. Expect to experience a challenging range of surfaces from mud and corduroy to mixed flowing sections and smooth, gentle downhill.

Access Info

From Big River it's 2-3 hours and then another 1.5 hours to ride back to Reefton via the back roads and State Highway 7.

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More Stats for Waiuta Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -786 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,463 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,497 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,249 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,463 ft
  • Grade
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  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,960 ft
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