Richmond Hills / Silvan Forest
The Richmond Hills and Silvan Forest have some of the regions most fun and flowing beginner and intermediate trails.
Trail construction started in November 2014, with a focus on dual direction climbing trails of easy to intermediate grade heading up from the forest access point and linking to natural staging areas inside the forest boundaries. A myriad of downhill specific trails of various grades offer up some real gold for an array of abilities.
The forest is an interesting mix of radiata, macrocarpa and some wonderful patches of native bush. The macrocarpa areas of the forest give a riding surface and experience quite different to anything else found in Nelson/Richmond. Much of Silvan is also north facing, which helps hugely when combined with a sustainable approach to design and build, providing long term durability and low maintenance.