Top Mountain Biking Trails in Queenstown

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From epic trail rides to extreme downhill trails, Queenstown has it all. Check out some of the best trails in the region.

Rude Rock & Skippers Canyon

Pulling in ambitious riders from all over the world, these adrenaline-pumping downhill trails are all the more irresistible for their eye-popping alpine country backdrop.

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Rude Rock, Queenstown

By Camilla Rutherford

A singletrack masterpiece, Rude Rock Track is set against a backdrop of jagged peaks looming above the Wakatipu Basin in Queenstown.

Highlights

  • Incredible sub-alpine scenery
  • Sweet, flowing single track
  • Long downhills

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GRADE

Intermediate - Expert

Queenstown Bike Park

This goldonla-accessed mountain biking park with spectacular views of Queenstown features more than 25 world-class trails and varying terrain to suit all abilities. 

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Queenstown Bike Park, Queenstown

By Jay French

There are plenty of big berms, jumps and structures at this gondola-accessed bike park with stunning views.

Highlights

  • Gondola rides up
  • Spectacular mountain scenes
  • World-class trails

Proximity

GRADE

Intermediate - Extreme

Moke Lake Circuit

Circumvent the serene Moke Lake on an undulating, easy to intermediate trail through grassland, spliced with short sections of boardwalk. When combined with surrounding trails, it can easily be converted into an all-day special adventure.

New Zealand
Moke Lake Road, New Zealand

By Paul Angus - Vertigo Bikes

Backdropped by golden, tussocky peaks, riding around Moke Lake is a truly serene experience.

Highlights

  • Swimming & picnicking
  • Stunning lake & mountain scenery
  • Queenstown cool-down

Proximity

GRADE

Easy - Intermediate

Macetown

This scenic track near the historic and cosy settlement of Arrowtown disappears into remote hills, filled with the boom and bust memories of pioneer gold miners.

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Macetown, Queenstown

By Jonathan Kennett

The Macetown ride cannot be missed if you're in the Arrowtown area.

Highlights

  • Rich mining history
  • Rugged Otago mountains
  • Delicious cafe options

Proximity

GRADE

Intermediate

Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort

A relative newcomer to the Queenstown mountain biking scene, Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort offers barrel-loads of singletrack riding in the wine-soaked Gibbston Valley, renowned for world-class pinot noir.

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Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort, Queenstown

By Rabbit Ridge Bike Resort

A private bike park riddled with more than 40km of pro-built trails, many of which take you high with amazing valley views.

Highlights

  • Trails for all abilities
  • Breathtaking mountain & valley vistas
  • World-class wineries

Proximity

GRADE

Easiest - Advanced

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