MTB Project Logo

Rattler Rim Trail

Easy
 4.0 (1)

A grade 2 trail along the top of the Buller River escarpment.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.3

KM

Singletrack

1,969' 600 m

High

1,792' 546 m

Low

120' 37 m

Up

279' 85 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Rattler Rim Trail provides an alternative route to the road along Teetotal Flats. Although it is rated grade 2, the track has a few demanding short uphills, some rocky surfaces, and narrow spots between the manuka vegetation that lines much of the track.

From its eastern end on Skating Pond Loop, the track wiggles through clearings in the manuka and fords a small creek just before crossing Teetotal Road. Across the road, it sidles the hill through mature kanuka trees before descending and recrossing the road. It them follows along the top of the escarpment which offers occasional glimpses of the Buller River flats as it twists tightly through tall manuka.

The track opens out into more clearings as you head west. A sign marks a link to Sidewinder Trail. More clearings and open grassy flats dominate the western end of the track before it ends on Teetotal Road.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Eskrick

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#13986

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#134

in New Zealand

#13,986

Overall
2 Views Last Month
54 Since Nov 4, 2017
Easy

100%
0%
0%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

The western end of Rattler Rim track wanders through grassy flats amongst scattered matagouri bushes
Nov 4, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ
The St Arnaud Range provides a backdrop for the west end of Rattler Rim
Nov 4, 2017 near St Arnaud, NZ

0 Comments

Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
All Clear 47 days ago See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

none