Mt Hutt Downhill Trails

For the more adventurous riders the Mt Hutt Downhill trails provide an almost limitless playground, perfect for training and progression.

The trails are vast, from open 4WD and skidder tracks, to epic single track. All tracks are well maintained with berms, bridge features and kickers.

But don’t let that put you off, there are easy lines around all the features and jumps catering for all riders.

There are some easy trails that follow old skidder tracks which make for some good riding and if you’re a speed freak, fast!

To get there from the centre of Methven follow the signs to Mt Hutt and 10min later you will find the bottom information both approximately 2km along the gravel access road.

For those keen to earn the downhill, jump on your bike and start peddling up the access road, a short but sharp climb, you will soon find the starting point for the downhill trails.

The park is maintained by DHNZ and everyone is welcome to use it. The club often runs shuttle days and for a small fee you can be ferried up with multiple vans running all day.

Mt Hutt Bike Park has:

  • Easy Trails: Blues, Fuzz, Enlargement, Digger, Bang 4 Buck
  • Hard Trails: DHNZ, Sluka Feta,
  • Expert Trails: Pinky, Black Panther
  • Downhill trails with a distance up to 6km. Each trail is short and sweet, but it’s easy to ride all day if your legs can handle it.
  • 65% single track
  • 35% 4WD track

Suitable for intermediate to advanced riders
100% rideable when you stick to your limits.

This information is from the Chill Adventures Magazine, – new out this summer. It contains biking information on lots of tracks around the South Island.

It is a must have for any mountain biking people.

For your free copy please call into the Methven i-SITE – 160 Main Street, Methven, or grab one from all good mountian biking shops around New Zealand.