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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: -
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Waitahu Valley

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#298 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#17,935 in the world

Start at the end of Gannon Road. From here a 4WD track heads along the picturesque Waitahu River through beautiful beech and rimu forest. The rough road leads you past numerous crystal clear river pools to reach Clematis Suspension Bridge.

Grade: 2
Time: 1 hr

First added by Ginny_Tory on Dec 28, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 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
Bike or drive from Reefton (8km) to the end of Gannons Road. If you drive, park your car in a pull over near the road bridge.
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  • Jim Cummings

    This ride alongside the Waitahu River follows a rough four wheel drive road has been eroded away in a few places where you'll have to take to the bush. The road has lots of low spots that are will be full of water after rain. The forest is beautiful but the ride just ho-hum...

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