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Level: Intermediate
Length: 16 mi (25.7 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +80/ -80 ft
Total: 8 riders

Mountain Biking Twizel River Trail

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#162 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#8,460 in the world

The Twizel River Track is a fairly easy "family-fun-scenic" style of ride. It's great on a hot summer day with plenty of places for a swim or a spot of fishing.

After 12km, with Lake Benmore in full view up ahead, you can turn back or take the stony four wheel drive track up beside the Ohau River for a 26km loop.

Either way back gives you great views of the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps up ahead.

First added by Jim Cummings on May 22, 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: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From Twizel go out onto highway 8, turn left and you'll see the car park on your right in less than 100 metres.
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  • Jim Cummings

    I rode this as a loop, going down the Twizel River and returning up the Ohau River followed by the obvious gravel road and bike trail alongside highway 8 back to the car. Next time I'll just go down the Twizel River Track and return the same way as it's a more pleasant trail.
    I rode it in winter, hence the horrible photos. It's best as a sunny day summer ride.

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