Queenstown’s epic cross country trail network, just a short 15 minute drive from town and is built and maintained by the QMTBC.
7 Mile is accessed from either the 7mile car park, or more communally used Wilsons Bay. If you start at 7mile side, you should head up Gold Digger dual direction track across the road (30 minute climb). Then you get epic rocky but flowing descent, back past your car and down to the lake. The climb from here into the 7mile network can be quite tedious but worth it!
If you are coming in from Wilson’s Bay you’ve got an amazing gradual climb on What’s Up Doc to the Eagles Nest. From here you a great selection of fun, flowy XC Enduro trails to which take between 5-20 minute loops. No better way to spend a day as the hours can easily pass by as you tick off trails one by one.
These trails are built and maintained by the Queenstown Mountain Bike Club and is definitely some of the locals xc favourites as it is perfect for all levels of riders.
If you are interested in heading out to 7 mile, we don’t recommend riding on the road as it is narrow with no shoulder and a lot of tourist drivers. QBT can drop you off at the top of Gold Digger which starts you off on a fun flowing decent all the way down to the lake. The climb track from this end is slightly more difficult however you started on an epic descent so it isn’t that bad! If you are after the easier climb in QBT can drop you off at Wilson’s Bay. Here you’ve got about a 10-15 minute climb up to the Eagles Nest which is where most trails almost start.
The tracks in 7 mile where made to suite all abilities of single track riding from beginner to advanced. There are many progression features to help improve riding . Keep an eye out for more individual descriptions of the 7 Mile trails
‘A gem from the Wednesday night QMTBC dig crew, Gold Digger is a 2 way trail which follows an old miners trail next to Moke Lake Road. The climb is gradual but technical with lots of roots and rocks – definitely one to test your skills. Suitable for intermediate riders, it’s really fun in an awkward kinda way’ – QMTBC
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‘A quick loop track or part of the bigger Moke Lake XC loop decent. A quick climb up a walking track, the trail then traverses across the hillside (make sure you stop and enjoy the views) and then drops down into the trees and some twisty flowy singletrack. If only this track was longer!’ – QMTBC