Frump is a very short intermediate trail that starts on River Road, traverses some pine forest and comes out on Maruata Road after just 400 metres. It has a nice down-sloping finish.


Antidote is a 700 metre long track that starts near the Glenbervie Forest HQ at the end of Maruata Road and goes back up to the main park. It’s a linking trail.


Bluff is a down-sloping trail that drops 100 metres quite steeply for half a kilometre. It then levels out and continues for another half kilometre to forest HQ. It’s rated advanced (black diamond) but the bottom half is not gnarly.


Shoelace is a short (less than 1km), intermediate cross-country trail connecting River Road to the Bluff Trail. It joins Bluff below hardest part so intermediate riders should be able to loop back down Bluff to Forest HQ.

Bowenvale Traverse Track

The Bowenvale Traverse Track is a 3 km track rated easy but it is quite narrow and a little concave. There are some optional small jumps but no real technical action. After a short stint in pine forest it sidles round the hill parallel with the Summit Road on open tussock fields with stunning views …

Bottle Lake Forest Park

The quality of the Bottle Lake Forest Park trails varies but they are generally easy, all-weather and fun. It’s a flat area with gentle undulations and you’ll come across swooping curves and gentle berms along with some generally straight stuff. There’s a map board at the car park which you’ll need to study carefully to …

Crocodile Track

The Crocodile track is mainly on pasture which gets grazed by cattle that also use the track in places. It weaves its way down (or up – depending on your point of view!) the side of a steep gully for most of the way. There are lots of switchbacks – some of them steep, a …

Kennedys Bush Track

Kennedys Bush Track is a singletrack mountain bike trail in Christchurch, New Zealand. View maps, videos, photos, and reviews of Kennedys Bush Track bike trail in Christchurch.

Hira Forest Mountain Bike Park

From downtown Nelson go up Maitai Road for 2km, then turn left into Sharlands Road where you’ll see the car park in just 50 metres. There is a map board in the car park. Check it out then treadle your way up gravel forestry roads towards the top, 500 metres into the sky… You go …