OUR MTB TRAILS
21% GRADE 3, 52% GRADE 4, 23% GRADE 5 AND 4% GRADE 6
“Blown away, trails were amazing! Technical and challenging” Craig (Nelson)
“Word of mouth is that the Gorge has hard trails. I was expecting to be freaked out but wasn’t and ended up on some advanced tracks for last run. They were at the top of my ability but not scary. “ Justin (Christchurch)
The park is made up of thick native beech with small patches of pine plantation with a few rocks, roots and natural features to enjoy. There is a wide selection of trails to suit all tastes – flowing, bermed, smooth trails, slow techy rock trails, root infested off-camber trails and relaxing waterfall lined trails. We believe the trails here are some of the best around with incredible variation, views and features. Recently introduced to The Gorge are prescribed routes. These are ideal if you are new to The Gorge and want to take away the hassle of route selection. There are thirteen numbered routes top to bottom. You will not have to know where you are are know how to read a map, all you will need to do is follow the numbers at trail intersections.
EXAMPLE ONE: ROUTE ONE -FORSYTH BARR’S GORGE FLOW
Start at Irvine’s
Trails include: – Devils Armour, Benched As, Bermed As, Florence and Quatro
One of the best introductions to the Gorge. A short flat start on Devils Armour into a smooth cruise, this trail is for all paces – gentle or flat out. Next up is Benched As Bro! This drops you into swoopy berms through pine forest with a few rumble rocks sections as it connects onto Bermed As, another top-rated trail for the flow junkies. Across the shuttle road the trails rolls into Florence with wide, fast and super benches with lots of jumps and no switchbacks, linking into Quatro, the keystone of the trail network. This is a trail you cannot tire of – stomach churning views and playful hits leave you buzzing every time.
EXAMPLE TWO: ROUTE SEVEN – AS NATURE INTENDED
Start at Creamed Rice skid/Gibbs.
Trails: Peaking out (up), Natural selection, Jumanji and Case the Orange – pick up at the Quarry.
Off-camber, roots, loam and flow, these trails are as rewarding to ride cleanly as any in the park, especially on a damp day. You won’t find much bench or berm action here, but for riders that love a natural challenge this will be your cup of tea.Start at Gibbs
CHECK OUT GOPRO FOOTAGE OF SOME OF OUR TRAILS.
Trail Video – No Pressure 17:20
The Perfect Line 03:48
Trail Video – DMT 07:03
Nate Hills – Follow Cam 07:23
Trail Video – Creamed Rice 03:39