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Level: Intermediate
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +825/ -824 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Mill Block

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#149 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#8,062 in the world

This is the newest block in the extensive Eskdale Mountain Bike Park. The trails are good but there is something not so good about them that I can't put my finger on. I think they must waste altitude because you seem to spent too much time climbing. But if you like steeply down-swooping berms you'll be happy - there are plenty of those. The best track is probably Olivers Twist. It twists and turns through deep flowing berms and there are nice rollers as well as a few jumps and unexpected surprises. It's one of the best intermediate trails you'll find anywhere.

The trails are spread out over a large area so you'll need the map first time up even though it will probably be out of date - the local club keep adding new tracks. All the trails are well sign posted. About half are one way. It's a visitor-friendly place.

First added by Jim Cummings on Dec 26, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 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
From Hastings or Napier head for Gisborne on State Highway 2. The car park is just past the Pan Pack Mill on the left. It's three kilometers from where SH2 leaves SH5.
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Good (on Dec 27, 2018)
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  • Jim Cummings

    There is plenty of good easy trails for improving riders in this block. Olivers Twist is a gem for intermediate riders. Wish You Were Here will thrill advanced riders. Don't come without your map first time up.

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