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Level: Expert
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
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Mountain Biking Montgomery Hut to Kirwans Hut

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#298 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
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Montgomery Hut to Kirwans Hut (The Lord Brassey Gutbuster)
The Lord of Batteries - This Goliath of stamper batteries 'The Lord Brassey' stands proud as ever, nestled in the lushness of native bush. It is in such good condition it could almost crush quartz again. You will find yourself asking, 'how did it get here'. The old miners didn't mind a challenge.
You will be able to ride significant amount of the track up to the Lord Brassey Stamper Battery, but expect to get off and push in places. From the stamper battery up to Kirwans Hut it is very steep with quite a few switch backs. This track links the Waitahu valley with Kirwans Track. Use the "Capleston to Gannons Road Track" to make a massive mountain biking loop.

Grade: 5
Time: 2 - 4 hrs

First added by Ginny_Tory on Apr 28, 2020. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
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Starts at the end of the 4x4 track going to the Montgomery Hut
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  • Jim Cummings

    This track has mining heritage interest - a large well-preserved stamper battery. I would be inclined to hike up for a look rather than bike it. It's a tough ride. Tough riders have been known to make a loop of it with Kirwans Track. Check out the colourful mountain biking brochure at the Reefton information centre for map of the circuit.

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