Ashburton River Trail

2.67 out of 5
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↑ 100 m
↓ 100 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
The main part of the Ashburton River Trail is a grade 2 (easy) loop about 9km long. There are lots of nice curves, berms, humps, swooping dips, and other non-threating technical features including a few wooden structures. There's also a few grade 3 detours off the main track. It's a wonderful ride for beginners and is interesting for riders of all skills. The trail is well looked after and there is good signage.

And there's more! There is a 20 km trail off the bottom of the loop that runs all the way down to the river mouth. It's a shared runner-biker trail that is wide, smooth and without technical features. It makes for an excellent fitness spin of about 40km down and back. It's mostly in dappled shade.

This description updated March 2017.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Q: Can i take my dog with me? -Guest

A: Yes!

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October 29, 2016
Review: Boring

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World Champ

May 30, 2015
Review: This main loop is a gem - a really nice piece of mellow singletrack designed for fun. There are rollers, interesting curves, berms, jumps, swooping turns and a few nice wooden structures. The shared track that goes down the river off the bottom of the loop makes for a very pleasant spin.

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Bunny Hop

March 24, 2013
limobar Bunny Hop  
Review: Good well maintained tracks, excellent for beginner riders and harder sections for more advanced people which is good

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Ashburton River Trail MTB Trail 2.67 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 3 user reviews.
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