1 miles
Distance
240 ft
Climb
-289 ft
Descent
00:16:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Yankee Zephyr Trail
  • Steve Pearson
    Builder

Yankee Zephyr Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Hanmer Forest Park
    Hanmer Springs
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #18285 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Matariki

Most easily accessed by either taking Flax Gully track from the bottom of Jacks Pass Road or by riding all the way up Jacks Pass road to the water tank tanks and taking the track across almost to the bottom of Conical Hill. Yankee Zephyr has a little climb around a gully and then a series of fast downhill switchbacks. Links up with Swamp uphill and Swoop to take you back close to town.

Trails are mostly hand built by the Hanmer MTB Club. With limited sources of income we would appreciate your donation or become a member https://www.hanmermtb.nz/ . Maps can be purchased from the Bike Shop in Hanmer or the Isite

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Yankee Zephyr bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -50 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,460 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,732 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,510 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,460 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -21.2%
  • Grade min
    23.1%
  • Distance climb
    2,864 ft
  • Distance down
    3,438 ft
  • Distance flat
    610 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:33
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Status:
on Feb 8, 2020
Avg: 4.3 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • less popular
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Yankee Zephyr Trail Reports

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      Feb 8, 2020 @ 11:36am
      Feb 8, 2020
      reporter
      Jan 2, 2020 @ 7:19pm
      Jan 2, 2020
      If someone has a chance to walk the first 10m of the decent to finish off the clearing of very very loose rubble that would be tops.
      Jan 1, 2020 @ 10:05am
      Jan 1, 2020
      Dec 31, 2019 @ 10:00am
      Dec 31, 2019
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 11:32am
      Dec 30, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 75 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 89 rides
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      Oct 6, 2018 @ 12:04pm
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      Dec 31, 2017 @ 5:25pm
      Dec 31, 2017

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