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Marton Sash and Door Tramway Trail

Intermediate
 3.4 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A two-hour ride exploring the remains of a historic old tramway line, next to the main trunk line.


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Map Key

13.8

Miles

22.1

KM

30%

Singletrack

2,727' 831 m

High

2,345' 715 m

Low

669' 204 m

Up

667' 203 m

Down

2%

Avg Grade (1°)

24%

Max Grade (13°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly This trail is easy enough riding so that the whole family can enjoy it. Allow about two hours for the whole ride.

Overview

A family friendly, two-hour trail along the historic Marton Sash and Door Tramway. You'll explore relics from the bush tramway era including pumice cuttings, log bridges, a small wooden dam, and rail irons.

Description

The Marton Sash and Door Tramway Trail starts and finishes at National Park Village and is suitable for the whole family. You'll start by riding next to the main trunk line heading south, before heading west and down towards the Waimarino Stream. You'll see relics of a bygone era, old log bridges, rail irons, huts, dams and tram skidways. You'll also ride through pine plantations including 'The Pines' MTB Park in Waikune Forest, before riding back up the main trunk line to National Park Village.

History & Background

This trail was recently rediscovered after being abandoned when the tramway shut down. A large local effort resulted in the trail being opened as a mountain bike trail.

Shared By:

Peter Blakeman

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  3.4 from 5 votes

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27 Novemer 2020
Nov 29, 2020 near Ohakune, NZ
Skid site
Apr 5, 2021 near Ohakune, NZ
27 November 2020 too much mud and ruts to bike, steep uphill
Nov 29, 2020 near Ohakune, NZ
Views of the Central Plateau from the Marton Sash & Door Tramway Trail.
Jan 18, 2018 near Ohakune, NZ
Explore an old tramway and its relics next to the main trunk line.
Jan 18, 2018 near Ohakune, NZ
Lots of fun dragging kids bikes up this! - note this is the only uphill
Jul 26, 2020 near Ohakune, NZ

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Jan 15, 2021
Katherine OConnor
Took 4 hours with trailer bike — 1h 00m
Jan 9, 2021
Bhavik Sohaliya
Mar 30, 2018
Davina Mott

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