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Te Ara Koa Trail

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An exciting and challenging descent close to Nelson City.


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Singletrack

2,604' 794 m

High

235' 72 m

Low

21' 6 m

Up

2,390' 729 m

Down

15%

Avg Grade (8°)

42%

Max Grade (23°)

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Description

This trail is 3.0 mi (5 km) with plenty of elevation drop over a technical descent that will have you buzzing. Completed by Nelson Moutainbike Club in October 2017, this trail is one of the most accessible technical trails close to Nelson City. The trail is rated as grade four technical.

The narrow, hand-built singletrack offers roots and rocky drops that will keep you on your toes the whole way down through scenic native bush. Named Te Ara Koa (translated as "trail to happiness") by local Maori, Ngati Koata.

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Alan Eskrick

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Roots are part of the challenge on Te Ara Koa, especially the top section of the trail
Oct 14, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
Nelson City and Tasman Bay from the top of Fringed Hill.
Oct 13, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
A sweeping corner deposits you on the Dun Mountain Trail
Oct 14, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
Looking north over Tasman Bay from the top of Fringed Hill (2,602 ft | 793m).
Oct 14, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
Rocks armour the trail after crossing Cummins Spur.
Oct 14, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
A well benched part of the trail.
Oct 14, 2017 near Nelson, NZ

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Nov 25, 2017
Antonio Rocha