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Level: Intermediate
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Sash and Door Loop

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#203 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10,075 in the world

The Sash and Door Loop is a 20km intermediate ride that is about half on singletrack. The rest is on gravel roads or four wheel drive tracks. The best section is on the bed of an old bush tramway that was used by the Marton Sash and Door Company to transport logs out of the forest. The forest is now regenerating and that part of the trail is flat and has a very pleasant back-country feel.

The loop is very well signed but you do have to keep an eye out for the signs. The first one shows you where to turn off the track beside the railway line. It's about 2.2km south of the cafe. You won't lose the track as it continues south for a while, then crosses a bridge and climbs steeply (you'll probably have to push) for perhaps 150 metres up to the old tramway. From there you follow an easy trail through native forest. As you come to a road you'll see a map board. Keep following the signs...

Along the way, you'll ride briefly through a pine forest where you'll cross several mountain biking tracks in the area know as "The Pines". You'll ride along the main road for a short time and eventually you follow the railway line back to where you started.

First added by Jim Cummings on Feb 27, 2018. Last updated Apr 17, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
At National Park Village head down Findlay Street to the old railway station, now a very popular cafe. The is a large gravel car park south of the station-cafe. That's where the trail starts. Head south beside the railway line, past some buildings, then cross the line on a rough gravel road and keep heading south.

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