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Level: Advanced
Length: 6 mi (9.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Murray Creek to Ajax track loop

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#187 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10081 in the world

Start up the Murray Creek Track then loop around past the historic Ajax Mine and Stamper Battery. The track is mostly well-benched single track (intermediate grade) with a few steeper sections. The last 2km to the car park is steep and technical downhill.

Grade: 4
Time: 2 hrs

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Starts via the Murray Creek Track.
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  • Jim Cummings

    The ride up the Murray Creek Track climbs steadily on a wide, well surfaced old historic miners road. At the top - Waitahu Saddle - there is a DOC sign and you turn left and head on down the Ajax Track past two heritage mining sites. You end up back at the village of Blacks Point where you started.

    All in all it's a good workout through lush rain forest with some historic interest.

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  • Dean McLennan

    Climb is good gradient through widetrack in rainforest, . Turn left at the top and track is undulating for a few km, before a steep and Technical finish for the last 2km (this bit grade 4-5).

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