Sharlands / Fringed Hill
N.B Permit required for Sharlands - sold at Trail Journeys $15 for 2 week access
If you like your trails technical and steep with a side helping of gnar, the well developed area of Sharlands and Fringed Hill is definitely for you.
Sharlands has some of the Nelson's greatest natural trails, built by locals that really know what they're when it comes to building technically demanding trails. There's everything from the flowing catch berm slapping fun of keyboard warrior to the classic walkers track that is supplejack, right through to Putakari - a sublime creation of rock, root, steep and everything in between.
Fringed hill is the starting point for Nelson's most iconic trails such as Peaking Ridge, 629 and Fringe DH. All are grade 5+ trails and if you like big climbs that are rewarded with literally some of the best riding you'll experience anywhere in the world, you must spend a day or 2 on Fringed Hill. Stunning views and adrenaline inducing bike riding - prepare to have your mind blown!