Mt Owen is calling.

Wherever you go in Queenstown, Mt Owen looms large at an impressive 1,146 m above sea level. On a clear day from the top, gaze towards Frenchman’s Cap, ponder the lost towns lying under Lake Burbury or look West across the Southern Ocean.

Once heavily wooded, the area’s long industrial mining history and heavy timber felling left their mark. The mountain now lays bare its dramatic ridgelines and geology, making this trail network a unique and highly engaging riding experience.

Book a shuttle to experience the Upper Mountain trails or get on your bike and pedal the unique landscapes of Lower Mountain to earn the views.

Upper Mountain

These trails are remote and physically demanding. Intermediate or above skill level recommended.

All of the Upper Mountain trails are accessed by a shuttle service out of Queenstown. Pre-booking a shuttle prior to your arrival in Queenstown is highly recommended. Throughout the winter months, shuttles have a limited timetable and need to factor in the season’s shorter daylight hours.

Lower Mountain

Accessed via a short ride from town to Tramway St, you will find trails to suit all skill levels. Feature-packed trail riding and awesome views await.

Wherever you go in Queenstown, Mt Owen looms large at an impressive 1,146 m above sea level. On a clear day from... Read More +

Wherever you go in Queenstown, Mt Owen looms large at an impressive 1,146 m above sea level. On a clear day from the top, gaze towards Frenchman’s Cap, ponder the lost towns lying under Lake Burbury or look West across the Southern Ocean.

Once heavily wooded, the area’s long industrial mining history and heavy timber felling left their mark. The mountain now lays bare its dramatic ridgelines and geology, making this trail network a unique and highly engaging riding experience.

Book a shuttle to experience the Upper Mountain trails or get on your bike and pedal the unique landscapes of Lower Mountain to earn the views.

Upper Mountain

These trails are remote and physically demanding. Intermediate or above skill level recommended.

All of the Upper Mountain trails are accessed by a shuttle service out of Queenstown. Pre-booking a shuttle prior to your arrival in Queenstown is highly recommended. Throughout the winter months, shuttles have a limited timetable and need to factor in the season’s shorter daylight hours.

Lower Mountain

Accessed via a short ride from town to Tramway St, you will find trails to suit all skill levels. Feature-packed trail riding and awesome views await.

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Upper Mountain | Chamouni Traverse (OPEN)

Access From: Owen Spur Shuttle Distance: 2.6 kms Ride Time: 15-30 minutes Difficulty: Trail description

A taste of big mountain adventure along precipitous ridgelines linking Mt Owen to the North Owen peak. Steep chutes, technical flow and a short climb will get you primed to drop into the valley below. Try and keep your eyes on the trail as Frenchman’s Cap to the east and Lake Burbury 700m below vie for your attention.

Upper Mountain | Summit Loop (OPEN)

Access From: Owen Spur Shuttle Distance: 1.7 kms Ride Time: 10-20 minutes Difficulty: Trail description

Go above and beyond. Departing from the Chamouni Traverse, this back-country style trail provides an alpine, big mountain experience that is entirely uniquely West Coast. Climbing to the peak of North Owen, perched high up at the head of the Chamouni Valley, riders can experience a truly rugged, remote and technical riding experience before either returning back around to The Long Spur or committing to the North Owen Descent.

Upper Mountain | The Long Spur (OPEN)

Access From: Owen Spur Shuttle Distance: 4.2 kms Ride Time: 15-30 minutes Difficulty: Trail description

From Chamouni Traverse and the shoulder of the North Owen Peak, this rocky ridgeline is remote, rugged and exposed. The trail weaves down the top of the ridge all the way to the valley floor, offering riders an engaging mix of berms, rocks, gravel and expansive views up the valley to the historic Mt Lyell mine and once-bustling townships of Linda and Gormanston.

Upper Mountain | North Owen Descent (OPEN)

Access From: Owen Spur Shuttle Distance: 2.0 kms Ride Time: 10-20 minutes Difficulty: Trail description

This exposed, steep and demanding trail follows an improbable ridgeline from the North Owen peak directly to the valley floor below. An unrelenting descent for experienced riders only.

Lower Mountain | Conglomerate Creek Trail (COMING SOON)

Access From: Tramway Trailhead Distance: Ride Time: Difficulty: Trail description

Lower Mountain | Ready Orr Not (COMING SOON)

Access From: Tramway Trailhead Distance: Ride Time: Difficulty: Trail description

Lower Mountain | Welcome to Queenstown (COMING SOON)

Access From: Tramway Trailhead Distance: Ride Time: Difficulty: Trail description

Lower Mountain | Sticht Up (COMING SOON)

Access From: Tramway Trailhead Distance: Ride Time: Difficulty: Trail description

Lower Mountain | Sledge Track (COMING SOON)

Access From: Tramway Trailhead Distance: Ride Time: Difficulty: Trail description

Upper Mountain | Waterfall (COMING SOON)

Access From: Owen Spur Shuttle Distance: Ride Time: Difficulty: Trail description

Upper Mountain | Natural Selection (COMING SOON)

Access From: Owen Spur Shuttle Distance: Ride Time: Difficulty: Trail description

Mt Owen Trail Map

The Mt Owen trails are waiting for you, plan your ride by downloading the map via the button below.

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