TRAIL UPDATE – 17 September
After some creative thinking and fast work by Living Trails, we are stoked to open the following trails in Codgers:
  • Jacks Track (access via the firebreak next to Crazy Horse from the top of Saddle Road – you may need to push up but it is worth it!)
  • Crazy Horse – full trail.  This has been freshly worked on so take care.
  • Whaneke
  • P51
We’re getting there!!!
There is still no access beyond Tantragee Saddle into the Maitai.

The taping should be clear as to where you can and can’t go.  Enjoy!


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Trails Open:

  • Coppermine – Brook Street to Four Corners ONLY.  
  • Tu Meke 
  • Lower Firball (from the exit of P51 down)
  • Crazy Horse (access via the firebreak from Saddle Road)
  • Young Codgers
  • Saddle Road.
  • Jacks Track to Middle Road.
  • Whaneke
  • P51

Trails Closed:

Everything else in Codgers remains closed but good progress is being made!

Please do not “inspect” taped off trails…. they are closed for a reason.


The good news is that we have been able to inspect these trails but the bad news is that, as expected, there is significant damage.  We will be able to have our first working bee in this area next weekend and start to progressively open trails after that

Thank you to Tasman Pine Forests Ltd for letting us into this area.

The Brook side of Fringed Hill are now open to the Coppermine!  This includes:

  • Upper Butters
  • Upper Te Ara Koa
  • Upper Fringed Hill Downhill
  • The Classic from the Coppermine up to the Fringed Hill Downhill skid.

The lower sections of Butters, Te Ara Koa and FDH have major, unstable slips that have yet to be assessed by Geotechs.  The trails must be exited via the Coppermine back to Tantragee Saddle.

Closed – no go area.
All recreation access STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Harvesting operations, major flooding and slipping.




  • At the bottom of Involution the stream crossing has blown out. To fix will require large boulders to be moved are to create a safer stream crossing path . The entry into the stream is now very steep and unexpected. You may need to dismount at this point until the works can be undertaken.
  • Access is limited to riding up this trail as harvesting and repair works are happening on Glider Road. Remember it is a two-way trail, so take extreme care both ways.) 
  • Alternatively, you may wish to get to Involution via the Barnicoat Ridgeline trail from Silvan Forest which is a bit more of an adventure! 


  • Glider Road
  • Piwakawaka
  • Barnicoat Walkway / Firebreak


Thanks to a working bee last weekend, the following trails are now open:

  • Escalator
  • Hang ten
  • Slippery Rail
  • Berm Monster
  • Ejector


Lodestone gully area remains closed as does the connection with Sylvan Forest via Oliver road.


Other areas that are open to ride (geez we’re spoilt!):

  • The Gorge
  • Cable Bay Adventure Park
  • Silvan Forest
  • Kaiteriteri