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Level: Advanced
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,042/1 ft
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Murray Creek to Waitahu Valley

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#289 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#11181 in the world

This track connects the Inangahua Valley with the Waitahu Valley by a 6.5km/4 mile one way trail. However, by linking short sections of road to each end, a convenient loop starting and finishing at a Reefton cafe can be achieved. The track climbs up a historic road to the Waitahu Saddle then drops down a benched single track ending with technical, devilish, descent down to the Clematis Suspension bridge. Ride back to Reefton via Gannons Road and the Reefton Highway.

(The 16 mile round trip starting and finishing in Reefton takes 4-5 hours including historic pack track/4WD track/Road)

Grade: 4
Time: 1 - 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
Loop starts from Reefton.
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  • Jim Cummings

    I didn't find much magic on this trail. It's a good workout going up Murrays Creek and the singletrack coming down the other side is different. It does have a few interesting moments. Then the ride back to town from the bottom of the hill is boring.

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