Mount Vernon Trail

3.00 out of 5
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↓ 100 m
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Trail Description
About this trail
The Mount Vernon Track sidles round the 'mountain' parallel to the summit road so there is not a lot of climbing but there are some undulations! The trail varies from rocky and technical to smooth and fast with bermed corners. This trail packs in a lot of variety into less than three kilometres! The final descent with views of Lyttleton Harbour ahead is awesome. It's a wonderful step up from the preceding Bowenvale Traverse that you probably rode to get here...

You can ride the trail either way so you can start from the top of the Rapaki Track which is the best way to ride up to Summit Road from Christchurch. On fine weekends you will encounter many riders whichever way you go.
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  Miguel Lopez   on Apr 20, 2019
  Simon E Farquharson   on Jan 3, 2019
  WTFox   on Mar 19, 2018
  Miguel Lopez   on Oct 2, 2015
  Jim Cummings   on Jul 14, 2015
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World Champ

June 10, 2015
Review: On a fine, clear day this trail is food for the soul and endorphins for the body. It's another great link in a chain of awesome trails along the Summit Road.

Mount Vernon Trail MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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