Last Updated: 21st Dec 2023

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Easy Rider & Conical Hill

Hanmer Springs, Canterbury

Submitted by Jules Harris

Last Updated: 21st Dec 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 12 ?

Gnarl Factor: 12 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible


Totally/mostly flat

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +4.3%

Average Downhill Gradient: -4.9%


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This is a great cruisy run with a bit of a hill climb towards the end - starting in the Hanmer Village & taking any of the entries into the Hanmer Heritage forest. Easy Rider is a clearly marked & is a shared mountain bike trail. It can be run either clockwise or anti-clockwise, anti-clockwise is slightly uphill.

Once you get to Jollies Pass Rd, cross onto the Heritage Trail & then follow the wide trail back towards town. You can pop out here or follow the trail called Sloop towards Majuba which takes you on a trail less traveled half way up Conical Hill. Make sure you make it to the top & soak up the view then enjoy the fast downhill all the way back down for coffee.

This trail includes the peak Conical Hill.

View from the top of Conical Hill

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Plenty of parking in Hanmer

5 km

11 minutes




Perfect throughout.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map

No water needed for this short jaunt

Might be cold in winter (or maybe April in a storm)

Great coffee & carrot cake

Salt & Pepper
Boulder Point
Great coffee

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James Lambie

James Lambie

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Trail Reviews

Cool loop following local trails then a bit of elevation at the end. Hanmer seems to have been hit hard by the recent winds and many of the trails had sections closed or trees down today. The loop is still ‘doable’ though as they have clear detours in place.

Stefanie Parks

September 19, 2021

Half way up Majuba it seems like a new gravelled track is being built to take you right and to the top of Conical Hill. This route follows the original Majuba which is looking less used from the fork onwards.
The GPX is missing a few points in the southern end to get you out of Tarndale Place sensibly. It also contains a short deed end detour.

Neil Trimboy

April 3, 2021

Awesome loop - ran anticlockwise (some GPS issues at start) with great trails before the climb. Slightly confusing as you get to end of Easy Rider at Jollies Pass Road but I then followed: Heritage Link - Camp track - Western Link - Majuba Walk - Swoop then up the Conical Hill summit track.

Karen Spencer

January 14, 2021

Great track, I ran clockwise which was a little difficult to navigate, but thanks to the Topo map I only got lost once. I ended up at 12.2 km

Kelda Robinson

October 6, 2020

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