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Level: Intermediate
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +530/504 ft
Total: 1 riders
 

Mountain Biking Croyden Bush

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#301 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#11215 in the world

Croyden Bush is a remnant of native forest on a hill near Gore. One day there will be a great network of trails in Croyden Bush but that day has not yet arrived!

One poorly designed machine built track called Water Race Trail sidles round the hill between the Pope Road access and the Domain Road access. Branching off that trail there is an unsigned access track that takes you over to a trail called Wet Rubber. It's a reasonable down-sloping track with some optional gung-ho jumps. Instead of riding down Wet Rubber you could push uphill on a track called Royale with Cheese. Once at the top you turn around and go all out for a challenging technical ride down.

The trails have a decidedly amateurish feel to them. There is limited signage and none when you really need it! You could easily get lost in this forest. I saw a new track being build and it looked more professional so I wasn't joking when I said there will one day be a great network of trails here. In the meantime best to go elsewhere...

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
Head northwest out of Gore on Reaby Road past the golf club and take the third road on your right which is Pope Road. You'll come to the car park in under half a kilometre.
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  • Jim Cummings
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    The Croyden Bush Trails are a work in progress. Probably best to leave the locals to it for a few more years.

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