Choose whether you want a simple one-day bike-ride, or a more intense, multi-day adventure.
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Departure: Ski Hut
The roaring lion trail facts
One hour south of Queenstown. Fee paying trail on private land. Trail built on the historic Roaring Lion Water Race
A 27km loop hiking track 21kms Hand built single track. Shared trail hikers and bikers
Allow approximately 6-8 hours
Altitude & Gradients
Gradient 3-5 Degrees Altitude - minimum 867 metres and maximum 1152 metres Elevation gain and loss 543 meters
Riders require a medium level of fitness. Previously ridden off road on rough ground and uneven surfaces. Experience riding single trail that is technically engaging. Ability to stand up out of your seat whilst riding
Refill your water bottle in the creeks and waterfalls
Winter Rules Apply
From the 1st May - 30 September each year, access to Welcome Rock Trails is limited due to the weather conditions such as snow. We do not allow mountain bikers to use the trail in winter. Hiking could be an option if the weather is suitable. Thank you for your interest.