7 miles
1,725 ft
-2,524 ft
Avg time

Waiuta Track Details

  • Riding Area
    South Island
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
    #26069 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waiuta Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -800 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,463 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,497 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,263 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,463 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,570 ft
  • Avg time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to waiuta-track trailhead (-42.244869, 171.893039)
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