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Pikikirunga Trail - Golden Bay

23 May 2023

In 2020 the Golden Bay Mtb Club signed a community agreement with DOC to build descending trails in the Takaka Hill Scenic Reserve, and so began their track building project on Takaka Hill.

The club has been hard at work in 2023 inching their way down the hill building more of the grade three descending track which will form part of the Pikikirunga Trail. The long term aim is to create three interlinking trails enabling riders to mtb from the top to the bottom of Takaka Hill.

Track one will be just over 3 km long, beginning at the Takaka Hill Saddle and popping out at Horsehoe Bend. The Slush Fund has donated another $2000 to fund more digger time required to sort drainage on the track before the gravel is spread.

Back in 2021 the Slush Fund helped out with the first phase of this project. The club asked the Ground Effect Slush Fund for $2000 to top up $5000 of club money put the digger on the hill. 600 metres of new track was completed before winter and the inevitable Takaka rain sent them home.

Check out the excellent summary of the Pikikirunga Trail design and build brief on the club's website. Follow along on Facebook to find out about volunteer dig days, plus check out other Slush Fund contributions to the Golden Bay Mtb Club projects.