Dusky Trail

2.00 out of 5
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4x4 Trail
↑ 400 m
↓ 400 m
elevation (m)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The Dusky Trail is a pleasant back country ride, partly on singletrack and partly on four wheel drive track. Generally, but certainly not all the way, it's a relatively smooth ride on a grassy surface.

It makes a great out-and-back 21km ride to the picnic table at the high point and back. It's a steady climb up and a nice blat back down. There are two creek crossings, big enough to give you wet feet.

The trail also makes a good loop if you carry on towards Lake Pukaki and cross the Twizel River. After 23km you reach the Mount Cook highway (SH80), and from there you can loop back to the trail head on good roads for a 40km loop.

There is popular mountain bike race based on the circuit every 25 October. Google "Dusky Trail hard labour weekend" for more information.
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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World Champ

May 24, 2015
Review: This trail takes you gently into the foothills of the Southern Alps. At the top there are expansive views back down the valley. Both Lake Pukaki and Lake Benmore are visible. In only a few kilometres it gives you a feeling for the local back-country but no views of the big mountains which are so close behind the near hills. Going up will not strain a muscle and on the way down it's fast and fun.

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Dusky Trail MTB Trail 2.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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