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Level: Advanced
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +715/ -723 ft
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Mount Hutt Bike Park

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#214 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10,691 in the world

The Mount Hutt Bike Park trails cluster around the access road up to the ski field. That makes them kind of messy to ride unless you are lucky enough to have a friendly non-riding driver to shuttle you.

Here is a quick run down on some of the main trails...
SWAMPY DONKEY XC LOOP - an easy trail 4.5km loop at the base of the bike park. You ride half way round to get to some trails that go higher.
TREEVERSE UPHILL - excellent grade 3 uphill singletrack, 2.5km long. It takes you to the start of several downhill and down-slope XC trails.
BACK DOOR - an excellent 2.5km down sloping track through plantation pine forest. Finishes at the lower car park.
MEADOW MAKER - flowing 1.3km grade 6 downhill track. Finishes at the lower car park.
WRIGHTYS - a two way one kilometre track going up from the lower car park to a four wheel drive track called Skid Row from which you can access a number of tracks.
THE FLUFFA - a short 0.4km intermediate trail to take back down if you get tired as you climb up Wrightys!
DIGGLER - a grade 5 steep 0.7km downhill track.
SCOTTS SADDLE EXPRESS - a 2.4km down sloping intermediate trail that starts high up the ski field access road and ends at the top car park.

It's a visitor friendly bike park with good signs showing grade, trail name and whether it is one way or two way. There is no toilet or drinking water available.

First added by Jim Cummings on Feb 17, 2017. Last updated Apr 21, 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 Methven follow the signs to the Mount Hutt Ski Field. There are three usual parking areas for the mountain bike park. The bottom one is on the right about 12km from Methven at the end of the seal on the right. The next one is at the access road gates which are 15km from Methven and the top one is a couple of kilometres further up where the Treeverse Uphill Track comes out. Watch out for the map board on your left.
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  • Jim Cummings
    Reviewing Diggler:

    The Diggler is a downhill trail that's mainly a waste of brake pad. It's quite hollowed out most of the way, stony in places, and there are a few tight switchbacks but little else in the way of features likely raise a smile.

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  • Jim Cummings

    If you love loose rocks and stones then the Scott Saddle Express could be for you. I didn't like it. The trails further down are better.

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  • Jim Cummings

    While there is nothing much wrong with the Mount Hutt Bike Park there is nothing particularly good about it either. It does have a better selection of pure downhill trails than most bike parks but access is a bit troublesome unless you have a friendly shuttle with you.

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