Dun Mountain Trail repairs continue23/04/2019 2:13am
The Nelson-Tasman Cycle Trails Trust and the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust are continuing work to reinstate the Dun Mountain Trail at two major slip sites, with support from Nelson City Council and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE).
The work was delayed over summer when the extreme fire risk led to a ban on operating machinery and the closure of the reserve.
The 'fence line slip' between Four Corners and Third House is being spanned with a boardwalk structure by the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust. The 'pipeline slip' between the Maitai Dam and Smiths Ford will be cleared and stabilised to ensure this section of trail is safe before reopening to the public.
Detours remain in place for both of these slip sites. From Four Corners, riders can use the fence bench below the Dun Mountain Trail to get to Third House. After passing the Maitai Dam, you can cross the walking bridge and ride along Maitai Valley Road to Smiths Ford.
Work has also started on upgrading the downhill section of the Dun Mountain Trail from the Coppermine Saddle to South Branch Bridge to improve the ride quality and resilience of this section of trail. The trail remains open but please be prepared to stop and follow the instructions of signs and workers.
All three projects have received support from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) to match local funding from Nelson City Council and the Brook Waimarama Sanctuary Trust.