Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +392/381 ft
Total: 3 riders
Mountain Biking Coal Pit Spur Track
#55 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#4851 in the world
This is a very well made track, nicely benched with a good surface. It traverses beech forest with a nice cover of dappled light. As a mountain bike track it was very poorly designed - the gradient is all over the place and you won't find interesting technical features. But it does make for a good workout in a pleasant environment. There are two easy stream crossings and you will get wet feet.
The Coal Pit Spur track provides off-road access from Flock Hill Station to the Craigieburn Skifield Road and all the other amazing mountain bike tracks in the Craigieburn Forest.
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
The Coal Pit Spur Track is two way and you can access it from both ends...
*** North end: Right opposite Flock Hill Station there is a large parking area. It's 111km from Christchurch and 38km from Arthurs Pass on highway 73...
*** South end: It starts about a kilometre up Craigieburn Ski-field Road on the right, just before the gate and car park. There is no sign - just a marker post and a pile of gravel to stop 4 wheel drive vehicle access. The Craigieburn Ski-field Road branches off highway 73 just 107km from Christchurch and 43km from Arthurs Pass...
*** From the DOC campsite on Broken River Ski-field Road there is a good access track that goes to Craigieburn Ski-field Road. That access track is called "Sidle 73" and is well signposted at both ends. It's only about 1km long.
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