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 max2,491 ft
Altitude start1,771 ft
Altitude end1,543 ft
Distance climb5 miles
Distance down4 miles
Distance flat2,362 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
Oct 4, 2018 @ 9:26pmOct 4, 2018
|Rode in to the Saddle today. Fallen trees mentioned in previous report are in the region of two thirds to three quarters the way in to the Saddle...|
Sep 29, 2018 @ 3:32pmSep 29, 2018
|About 5 or 6 trees down between the car park and Wharfedale hut but easy do get over or around. Great ride and great track|
Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:40amSep 15, 2018
|Relatively dry, with only small muddy patches. Around 10 or so trees down between View Hill car park and Fosters hut, although all easy to get...|
May 22, 2018 @ 11:31pmMay 22, 2018
|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...|
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