Wharfedale Track Details
This is an old stock route formed in 1879. It's overall gradient is generally okay, but as the weather takes its toll, the track has been weathered into a fun mountain bike track with exposed roots, fords and plenty of rocks. From the car park, follow the trail through beech forest to the saddle approx. 2 hours away. Turn around here and head back for a mostly downhill run at a good Intermediate grade ride. Or, continue on to and beyond the Wharfedale Hut for a much tougher (with some walking) ride (about 5 hours return).
NB: The Wharfedale is a grade harder when wet.
From Oxford, drive south-west (towards Arthur's Pass) for just over 3km and turn right onto Woodstock Rd at the 'View Hill' signpost. Drive down the road for 10km before turning right onto Ingrams Rd at the 'Wharfedale Track' sign and cruising down to the ford 1 km away. If it has been raining you'll have to park here, otherwise continue up to the car park a further 6km away.
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More Stats for Wharfedale Track mountain bike trail
Altitude change-228 ft
Altitude min1,542 ft
Altitude max2,492 ft
Altitude start1,771 ft
Altitude end1,543 ft
Distance climb5 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat2,413 ft
Avg reverse time00:57:12
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Wharfedale Track Trail Reports
May 22, 2018 @ 11:31pm1 days
|We really enjoyed the ride to Wharfdale Hut and back. Usually quick parts with some intermediate and technical tasks. Open for all levels of...|
May 17, 2018 @ 11:41pmMay 17, 2018
|Totally fun ride yesterday. Half a dozen big trees down across the track from about the bridges to the saddle. The surface continues to be...|
Apr 20, 2018 @ 2:34pmApr 20, 2018
|A lot of trees are down and lying across the track since the recent winds. We managed to move some of the smaller ones, but someone is going to...|
Apr 14, 2018 @ 4:54pmApr 14, 2018
|Overgrown with the sticky and grabby thorny vines. Some trees down, but they're kinda fun. Watch out for low hanging branches and branches at...|
Aug 27, 2017 @ 10:00pmAug 27, 2017
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