6 miles
Distance
953 ft
Climb
-645 ft
Descent
01:12:44
Avg time

Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #93919 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1990
  • Land Manager
    DOC

The 4WD access road up the West Branch of the Matukituki Valley. This route traverses private land (Mt Aspiring Station) via an access easement.

###### LEAVE ALL GATES AS YOU FIND THEM #####.

Please stay on the road. When you get to just past Cascade Hut there is a locked gate and fence. This is where the National Park starts. You can ride along the rough 4WD track to the hut, but all tracks from there on are walking only.

Take a small pack and sleeping bag and stay at Mt Aspiring Hut and do a Bike then Hike. Hut passes can be booked online at www.doc.govt.nz or at the Wanaka DOC Head Quarters.

Access Info

Take the Wanaka Mt Aspirign Road (No Exit) and 63 km from Wanaka to the Road edn at Raspbery Creek. Road has many fords past Mt Aspiring Homestead. Park your car at the Raspberry Creek Car Park and head along the gravel path.

More Stats for West Branch Matukituki Valley bike trail
  • Altitude change
    308 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,224 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,535 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,224 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,532 ft
  • Grade
    1.051%
  • Grade max
    -30.047%
  • Grade min
    70.302%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,363 ft
  • Avg time
    01:12:44
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  • 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
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  • 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
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