Dun Mountain Trail

1 km south of Nelson

This much-loved ride follows a historic tramline deep into beech forest and then out across alpine mountain slopes before a long descent to Maitai Valley. If you are new to Nelson, there’s no better place to start. The first half of the ride up to a shelter called Third House is a gentle grade 2. Beyond Third House the track becomes grade 3 as it climbs to Coppermine Saddle.