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A nice loop track out around the Canaan Downs Farm.


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5.9

Miles

9.5

KM

85%

Singletrack

2,756' 840 m

High

2,406' 733 m

Low

619' 189 m

Up

614' 187 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs No Dogs

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This track can be ridden in either direction but heading clockwise up to Wainui Saddle past the Rameka track turnoff is a nice option. While there are climbs and descents heading both directions, you'll get most of your elevation gain out of the way at the start of the loop if you head clockwise.

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This track can be ridden in either direction, but heading clockwise up to Wainui Saddle and past the Rameka Track turnoff is a nice option.

On the ride up to Wainui Saddle, the track is quite wide but a bit rough in a few spots. From the saddle across the farm it transitions into skinny singletrack with a few slightly more challenging parts. The last section is the Golden Loop which heads up through some beautiful native bush. The track surface is really enjoyable here!

If you have the time and the desire, you can continue the larger loop onto the other side of the road that runs in to the car park.

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Shared By:

Aaron Schroder

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Photos

Dad riding a section of the Canaan Loop.
Feb 11, 2016 near Takaka, NZ
Natural materials have been used to great effect in this creek crossing.
Aug 8, 2017 near Takaka, NZ
Another challenging creek crossing.
Aug 8, 2017 near Takaka, NZ
The log ride is a fun feature of the Canaan Loop.
Aug 8, 2017 near Takaka, NZ
Signpost on Wainui Saddle.
Aug 8, 2017 near Takaka, NZ

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