Mid Canterbury MTB Club River Trail Loop

You will discover the Mid Canterbury River Trail loop, running along the Ashburton River very close to town, the River Trail Loop and Skills Park is purposely built for mountain biking by the Mid Canterbury MTB Club volunteers.

Mid Canterbury MTB Main
Mid Canterbury MTB River Trail
Mid Canterbury MTB River Track Map

About Mid Canterbury MTB Club River Trail Loop

The track is well sign posted to guide riders through the 12km of different named sections along the way. 

Skill: Easy to intermediate  - the faster you go the more skill you need! Suitable for kids that have excellent brake control and can stand up on the pedals to coast over bumps and down slopes.

Description: This purpose built mountain bike track weaves through trees along the banks of the Ashburton River and contains numerous berms, undulations, boardwalks, and one hill (with the choice of a hard or an easy descent). The surface ranges from hard packed single track, stony  and gravel sections and a couple of short 4WD tracks. There is also an optional obstacle course section that runs parallel to the main track with big rocks, boardwalks, roots and a seesaw.
The trail also loops around the skills area that contains the pump track and jump lines.

NOTE: this track is directional, please follow the signs to make sure you are riding in the correct direction.

Skills Area

Description: The  MTB Skills Area contains a  dual pump track and jump lines. The River Trail MTB track loops around through the skills area. This area is an initiative of the Mid Canterbury MTB Club and was built with funds from the club and the Lions Foundation in 2017.

Access: The area is located on Dobson Street West, next to the ACL yard. There is ample carparking. The area can also be accessed off the River Trail MTB track.




Always Open



There are 5 entrances with some parking to the River Trail Loop, Melrose Road, Dobson Street West, SH1, Chalmers Ave and Trevors Road. Our main entrance is off Dobson Street West at the Skills park.