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Deans Bank

Intermediate
 4.5 (2) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A Wanaka must-do. Sweet dedicated MTB singletrack on the bluffs above the Clutha River.


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Map Key

6.7

Miles

10.8

KM

100%

Singletrack

1,115' 340 m

High

913' 278 m

Low

710' 216 m

Up

710' 216 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (12°)

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Overview

Deans Bank is a dedicated MTB track that offers short steep climbs, swooping banked curves, and awesome views over the Clutha River, Lake Wanaka and the mountains beyond. One of Wanaka's must-do tracks.

Description

Deans Bank starts at the signed trailhead in the Albert Town Campground. The loop rides clockwise, and begins by climbing the bluffs next to the Clutha River by way of an impressive set of switchbacks.

Always staying near the edge of the bluffs, the ride has great views as it heads along the river. A few ups and downs keep things interesting, and there are a number of obvious bailout points where you can hop over to the return trail if time or energy is short. The track eventually meanders away from the river and heads back toward the trailhead with some fun banked turns and downhill sections along the way.

Shared By:

Almonzo Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 2 votes

#1

in Wanaka

#1987

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  4.5 from 2 votes
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in Wanaka

#19

in New Zealand

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Looking toward Lake Hawea from Deans Bank.
Jan 31, 2015 near Wanaka, NZ
Warren Miller would be proud.
Jan 31, 2015 near Wanaka, NZ
Clutha River rainbow. Just another evening in Wanaka.
Jan 31, 2015 near Wanaka, NZ

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Nov 12, 2018
Matt Schmitt
Great ride. great scenery. Kari's first MTB trail 6.7mi
Mar 5, 2017
Brian Daniels
Dry and fast.