Dun Mountain Trail Update
Nelmac has done a fantastic job in clearing the rest of the slips on the lower section on the Dun Mountain Trail so we are now fully open for business again
The only additional points is for people to take extra care when using new sections of trail around where slip damage has occurred and to also be aware that the Maitai Valley road is closed from above Smiths Ford due to pipeline works on the road however this does not affect the trail as it exits onto the Maitai Valley road below this point.
The majority of the Dun Mountain Trail has now been reopened and is ready to ride again. The trail was closed over the Christmas holidays due to bad weather causing slips.
How to ride the trail now
From Nelson, ride up to the trail interpretation board just past 135 Brook Street. This is the normal start to the Dun Mountain Trail, but as there are slips across the lower part of trail you will have to continue up Brook Street for another 1.6 km. You will then find a steep 4WD track that climbs up to the Dun Mountain Trail at an intersection locally known as the Four Corners (also known as Cummings Spur Crossing). From there, turn right and follow the Dun Mountain Trail signposts to Third House and beyond.
The first section of the Dun Mountain Trail from Brook Street to Cummings Spur Crossing is still closed. It is hoped to reinstate the first part of the trail in early in 2012.
This website will be updated again as soon as the full Dun Mountain Trail has been re-opened or for further updates please click here to refer to the Nelson City Council website.