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Level: Intermediate
Length: 11 mi (17.7 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,003/919 ft
Total: 5 riders
 

Mountain Biking Picton Trails

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#219 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10367 in the world

The best place to pick up the Picton mountain bike trails is probably at the Marina car park. Head up the hill on the Marina to Resevoir Track - it's a well-graded, shared, two-way track. From there keep heading north and you'll pick up the Ridgeline Track - it's about a kilometre long and is succeeded by the Westside Track which runs for another kilometre along the crest of the ridge on the other side of the road. It morphs into the Kanuka track which takes you to the end of the peninsula. It's 3.5 km long and is a benched track that undulates along the side of the ridge. These tracks are all intermediate. They lack technical features but make for a good workout. There are nice views over Queen Charlotte Sound as you go.

First added by searsandrewj on Aug 10, 2017. Last updated Apr 20, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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From downtown Picton head out past the yacht club on Waikawa Road and take the first left into the car park. You'll find the trails on the edge of the car park up against the hill.
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  • Jim Cummings
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    Most of these are intermediate trails, generally benched into the side of the peninsular with frequent good views over Queen Charlotte Sound. Apart from a couple of advanced side tracks that descent off the side of the ridge they have no significant technical features but make for a really nice work-out. If you're lucky you may see a fur seal sunning itself on the rocks at the end of the peninsular.

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