4,467 ft
136 ft
-305 ft
Avg time

Waterloo Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    All Year
  • Global Ranking

Grade 2-3 section of the Sharland Valley Trail. Starting at the junction of Sharland Road and Bobs Fern Road Lower entrance, this track follows the road down for about 300m before a tight right hand switchback down over a bridge brings you into some pristine native bush. A fast flowy section into some switchbacks brings you to the second bridge over the river with a deceptive exit. A short section of climbing then brings you to a roller coaster run of big dips, one of which is quite steep at the start. the track finally flows around the corner and joins up with the Sharland Valley Trail just below the 3km gate on Sharland Road.

Access Info

You need a Hancock Forest Access permit to ride this trail. They can be purchased from bike shops in Nelson for $10 (for a 2 week permit) or annual permits come as part of Nelson Mountain Bike Club membership (www.nelsonmtb.club)

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waterloo bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -169 ft
  • Altitude min
    591 ft
  • Altitude max
    851 ft
  • Altitude start
    845 ft
  • Altitude end
    676 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,970 ft
  • Distance down
    2,363 ft
  • Distance flat
    134 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 9, 2018
Avg: 3 (5 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to waterloo trailhead (-41.247320, 173.344960)
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Waterloo Trail Reports

Aug 9, 2018 @ 8:18pm
Aug 9, 2018
Tree across path at Sharlands Creek Track intersection. Requires chainsaw to clear
Feb 15, 2018 @ 12:32pm
Feb 15, 2018
Have not ridden it before, but seems very washed out, lots of exposed rocks and roots. One tree down, bridge out of place - a bit overgrown.
Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:56pm
Jan 4, 2018
reporter Open - fire risk reduced, valid permit needed
Jan 4, 2018 @ 3:52pm
Jan 4, 2018
Dec 18, 2017 @ 6:51pm
Dec 18, 2017
reporter Closed due to high fire risk
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