Bowenvale Downhill

4.50 out of 5
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↑ 100 m
↓ 400 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
For skilled riders, the Bowenvale Downhill Track is the best ride down from the central part of Summit Road to Christchurch city below. It goes down a steep sided valley with enough technicality to keep it interesting - including the odd drop, steep switchbacks, some rocks to navigate around, tricky variations, some surprises, some ruts, some grade reversal, some exposure, lots of fun and nice views all the way.

You come out right at the bottom of the Port Hills on Bowenvale Avenue. It's then a short ride to Centaurus Road.

A great loop from the city is to ride up the Rapaki Track, along the Mount Vernon Track and down the Huntsbury to the Bowenvale Downhill. If you parked your car at the bottom of the Rapaki Track, ride on down Bowenvale Avenue and back along Centaurus Road.
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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January 7, 2019
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Review: Airtime

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World Champ

July 12, 2015
Review: There is great variety all the way down this formidable trail. There is some easy grassy track, some four wheel drive track, and lots of classy singletrack with interesting technicality. It gets better and better as you go down. It's a shaded valley so does get a bit damp - perhaps best avoided in winter.

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Bowenvale Downhill MTB Trail 4.50 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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