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Involution

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A twisting technical singletrack with numerous switchbacks from the top of Barnicoat Hill down to Marsden Valley.


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2.4

Miles

3.9

KM

Singletrack

2,356' 718 m

High

693' 211 m

Low

0' 0 m

Up

1,663' 507 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

39%

Max Grade (21°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

The trail starts at a gentle grade twisting through the native bush with numerous roots and tight corners. The gradient gradually increases with some tight switchbacks before starting to zig-zag across the steep hill face as it descends to a couple of rideable creek crossings.

After the second creek, the tempo increases as the grade steepens more with frequent switchbacks until, with aching brake fingers, you reach a 4WD track. Crossing the track, the trail drops into a couple more switchbacks and winds its way down to a tricky creek crossing with a steep exit. You need to be set up well to make this crossing.

After a few more twists through narrow gaps in the trees, another creek crossing is a great finale as you exit onto the 4WD road which takes you down to Marsden Valley Road.

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Shared By:

Alan Eskrick

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  5.0 from 1 vote

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in Nelson

#2629

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#22

in New Zealand

#2,629

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The first part of Involution is just a warm up for what's to come
Dec 10, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
One of the numerous switchbacks
Dec 10, 2017 near Richmond, NZ
Descending the upper part of Involution.
Oct 14, 2017 near Nelson, NZ
Native bush lines Involution Trail.
Oct 14, 2017 near Richmond, NZ
Tight hairpins are a notable "feature" of Involution.
Oct 14, 2017 near Richmond, NZ
Another of the tight hairpins on Involution.
Oct 14, 2017 near Richmond, NZ

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