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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +285/272 ft
Total: 1 riders
 

Mountain Biking Alexandra Airport Trail

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#299 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#11210 in the world

The Alexandra Airport Trail is a 10km cross-country style trail that weaves a circuit around the airport runway, here and there descending off the river terrace, then climbing back up.

It's never very steep but it is gravelly in places and often quite narrow. You won't find MTB technical features like berms, rollers, jumps and so on.

It's quite scenic with views over the Alexandra basin. Ride it clockwise. Blue markers on short posts show the way.

Alexandra has a trail for everyone. The i-site has an excellent mountain bike trails brochure with descriptions and maps. Boot Hill is for beginners and families. The Airport Trail is good for intermediate fitness laps. Flat Top Hill ( www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/flat-top-hill.html) has great technical trails including some grade 6 tracks with horrendous rock drops. And then there is the undocumented and unmarked labyrinth of superb rocky trails on private land off Little Valley Road. Get in touch with the local club if you want to ride them (https://web.facebook.com/mtbofalex/).

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
If you ride out from Alexandra take the Rail Trail towards Clyde till you come to the airport turnoff. In less than 100 metres you see the trail heading up the hill on the right side of the road. If you drive out from Alexandra, head towards Clyde on highway 8 till you see the sign to the airport on your right. That will take you up Airport Road. Park at the top of the hill on the left just before the road curves round to the right. The distance is about 6km from downtown Alexandra.
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  • Jim Cummings
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    If you prefer trails that don't have technical features then the Alexandra Airport Trail could be for you. It's a well maintained track and is popular.

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