Fringed Hill (Permit Required)
Fringed Hill Road begins at Tantragee Saddle and can be accessed from Brook Valley or Maitai Valley.
Most of the climbing tracks are owned by Ngati Koata and managed by Tasman Pine Forests Ltd, so a permit is necessary to enter (permits can be purchased from all local bike shops for $15 and are valid for two weeks, annual permits are included with NMTBC membership)
Nelson City Council have provided parking/toilets/bike wash facilities for Codgers Trails at the Codgers Recreation Hub. Enter off Tantragee Road. Click here for Map.
In the Maitai Valley, you can park close to the Maitai Camp ground or ride up the Maitai River Path, and the cross the river and head up the climbing track Te Ara Kopiko which will get you to the top of Trantragee Saddle and then on to the Fringed Hill Climb. Click here for map
The other option if you just want to access just 629 or Mutleys is to ride or drive further up the Maitai Valley and park here. You then have two climb options 629 Smiths ford Climb (steep) which then links into 629 South Branch Climb, or you can go further up the Valley and do the full 629 South Branch Climb (less steep)