Nicols Creek

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.00 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
km

Singletrack
↑ 600 m
↓ 600 m
136
elevation (m)

Out & Back
Trail Description
About this trail
The Nicols Creek track climbs up 400 metres (1300 feet) towards Swampy Summit. It's a wonderfully engineered track so you'll zigzag all the way up without straining a muscle or stretching your chain! The view up there is expansive with most of Dunedin laid out before you.

The trail is a work in progress and eventually the nice all-weather gravel runs out. After persevering through the mud for a while I came to a wheelbarrow and tools so decided to turn back. That's when the fun really started - swinging back down through all those switchbacks! The magical thing about this track is that the ride down seems longer than the ride up!

There are some tight switchbacks but you won't find a lot of jumps and rollers or groovy berms on the trail. It's not technically challenging but it tends to be narrow in places so there is not a lot of margin for error.
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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World Champ

March 16, 2015
 
Review: It's a really nice trail through regenerating native bush. It's a hand made, thorough all-weather track but it's not one of those that really thrill - it's more in the pleasant-enjoyable category.. Go on a fine day for the wide angle views near the top.

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Nicols Creek MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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