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Level: Advanced
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +3/ -381 ft
Total: 1 riders
 

Mountain Biking Linger and Die

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#133 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#7,771 in the world

Linger and die is a very good three kilometre grade 5 downhill trail. It is feature packed all the way with lots of drop jumps, gap jumps, rock drops, rock gardens, some sweeping berms, lots of fast rolling sections, a few intensely technical sections and the odd steep rutted shoot. It was cleverly designed to take advantage of the terrain which is littered with large schist rock outcrops. Total descent is almost 400 metres.

Organise a shuttle drive to enjoy this track - the road to the top is steep and unfriendly.

First added by Jim Cummings on May 29, 2017. Last updated Apr 20, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Take Matau Street out of Clyde - it leads you down to the bridge over the Clutha River - and then becomes Earnscleugh Road. About two kilometres further on turn right into Hawksburn Road - the sign says "Lookout". There is a car park a couple of hundred metres up Hawksburn Road. It's at the bottom of the track. Hawksburn then becomes a rough four wheel drive road that climbs steeply for about three kilometres to the top of the hill where the track starts.
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  • Jim Cummings
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    I still haven't ridden Linger and Die - I walked it taking photos of a crew of eight Wanaka downhillers who rode it in style. They had two 4wd utes and took turns being the shuttle driver and did lots of circuits, each taking about 25 minutes. Their consensus was that Linger and Die was a four and a half star trail, ie, bloody good...

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