- Ride Length
- 9.6 km
- Riding Time
- 20-60 minutes
- 4: Advanced
From Coppermine Saddle the trail descends on a flowing and windy, purpose-built mountain bike track. After zig-zagging through a small patch of trees, the trail hugs the side of Dun Mountain offering views north to Delaware Bay.
The trail descends through the red-brown rocks of ‘Boulder Valley’ before delivering you back into the forest around the south branch of the Maitai River. The section from the saddle to the forest is rocky and technical. Once in the trees, the trail follows a flowing section of benched single-track beside the river before reaching the Maitai Dam – Nelson’s water supply.
[Be warned, following the August 2022 extreme weather event, the descent from Coppermine Saddle to Maitai is rough and has loose rocks and boulders in places. It is recommended for experienced riders. We'll be returning our attention to this section of the trail as soon as we have finished other priority works.]