Slip Saddle trail photo
See all photos (3)
  |   Rate it:

Level: Expert
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Slip Saddle

****   Add a review
#107 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#7,221 in the world

Slip Saddle is a very steep and sustained 3.5 km, grade 6 downhill ride. In places the trail is rutted and sometimes rocky but mostly the turf is tussock covered. This is a very demanding trail but if you crash out there is a good chance you'll survive in most places. As downhills go, it's up there with the best.

It starts about a third of the way up Coro XC. You have to watch out for it - it heads off behind you as you come out of a switchback. There is no sign.

At the bottom you have to take the Bush Creek track to Arrowtown. Hence you really need a shuttle to take you up to Coronet Peak and to pick you up at Arrowtown.

You might as well do the Coro DH trail while you're up there and make an afternoon of it. The Coro DH starts at the top of the Coro XC trail. It's rockier at the top and steep but mellows out as it goes down.

First added by Jim Cummings on Apr 2, 2015. Last updated Apr 24, 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
This trail information is user-generated. Help improve this information by suggesting a correction.
Getting there
Slip Saddle starts about a third of the way up the Coro XC trail which in turn starts near the top of Coronet Peak Road.

Slip Saddle Trail map

Add to or improve this map // Share this map on your website

Local Info

Trail checkins

rwm67 (on Oct 27, 2020)
What's this?

Upcoming Events

Add one

Trail conditions

(on Apr 2, 2015)
login to update

Camping & Lodging

Coming soon!

Slip Saddle videos

Add a video
These videos have been shared by members of the Singletracks community. Report inappropriate content here.

Mountain Bike Trails Near Queenstown, New Zealand

Beginner | 62 mi
Beginner | 61 mi
Advanced | 1 mi
Beginner | 2 mi

Add a review



    Loading reviews...

Rider questions