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Recommended Routes in Nelson - 3

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Favorite Starting the descent to Doom Creek bridge
Difficult Difficult

Wakamarina Track

12.9 mi 20.8 km 3,491' Up 1064.11 m Up 5,061' Down 1542.68 m Down

Blenheim, NZ
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Favorite Relief for your brake fingers as the descent mellows and you cross the South Maitai Bridge
Difficult Difficult

Coppermine

26.1 mi 42.0 km 4,091' Up 1246.98 m Up 4,090' Down 1246.52 m Down

Nelson, NZ
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Favorite One of the numerous switchbacks
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

Alpha to Involution

10.0 mi 16.1 km 2,307' Up 703.31 m Up 2,003' Down 610.37 m Down

Richmond, NZ
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Nelson Biking

  • 95 Miles 153 Kilometers of Trail
  • 3 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 63 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 25 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Nelson - 86

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3.1 mi 5.0 km #1Te Ara Koa Trail
Difficult Difficult
Nelson, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Nelson, NZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #2Terminus-Lodestone Gully
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
0.5 mi 0.8 km #3Bloody Priest
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Brightwater, NZ
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Brightwater, NZ
0.6 mi 1.0 km #4Peoples Choice
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Goliath
Difficult Difficult
Richmond, NZ
Difficult Difficult
Richmond, NZ
0.4 mi 0.6 km #6Hare Down
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #7Bermed As
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Brightwater, NZ
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Brightwater, NZ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Devolution
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Brightwater, NZ
Very Difficult Very Difficult
Brightwater, NZ
0.2 mi 0.3 km #9Sequence
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
Intermediate Intermediate
Richmond, NZ
1.9 mi 3.1 km #10PG Rated
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Brightwater, NZ
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Brightwater, NZ

Photos of Nelson - 59

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Ferns line the track through some of the switchbacks.
Oct 17, 2015 near Blenheim, NZ
One of the easier switchbacks
Oct 17, 2015 near Blenheim, NZ
Navigating a windfall near the start of the carry section
Oct 17, 2015 near Blenheim, NZ
Descending to the last creek where water is available
Oct 17, 2015 near Blenheim, NZ
A warm up for some of the technical challenges to come.
Oct 17, 2015 near Blenheim, NZ
On the climb to Fosters Clearing.
Oct 17, 2015 near Blenheim, NZ
Relief for your brake fingers as the descent mellows and you cross the South Maitai Bridge
Aug 7, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
Gorge sampling
Dec 3, 2020 near Brightw…, NZ

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