Coronet Loop MTB
Welcome to the new Coronet Loop Trail
Explore over 50km of the backcountry on this epic singletrack trail, taking in stunning scenery, waterfalls, streams and historic buildings.
You'll be rewarded with incredible views of the Wakatipu Basin from the Coronet Face Water Race. Don't forget to fill your water bottle with fresh alpine water at one of the many river crossings! Immerse yourself in the history of the gold mining era when you pass historic huts and water races, then stop, relax, have lunch & soak in the stunning vistas from Picnic Rock.
- 50km - Circuit
- Time - 4-8 hours
- Grade 3 - Intermediate
- Start / Finish: Butler’s Green in Arrowtown
- Climb / Decent: 1710 meters
- Highest Point: 925 meters above sea level.
- Bike Type: AM, XC, Gravel
- Recommended Direction: Clockwise.
This is a two-way track and popular with walkers, so keep an eye out for downhill riders and hikers.
From Bush Creek, along the Coronet Face Water Race, weaving along the front face of Coronet Peak past the old Racemans Hut at Station Creek with fantastic views across Queenstown’s Wakatipu Basin before climbing up and over into Skippers Canyon followed by a climb to Greengates saddle. What goes up must come down, and you’ll head down past the historic Greengates Hut and then Deep Creek. At this point of the loop, it's worth stopping for a rest, and possibly lunch, at Picnic Rock with its amazing vistas. The second half of your trip will have you crossing over many creeks and across golden summer plateaus and between towering bluffs. Eight Mile Saddle will lead down to Macetown road before looping back along the Arrowtown River to Arrowtown.