Advanced (Grade 4)
7.1 km one way
The trail starts in Jardine Park and connects to the Kelvin Peninsula Trail either by a short road section on Poplar Drive or the slightly more technical Kelvin Peninsula Lakeside Trail which is signposted from the end of the Kelvin Heights Sculpture Trail.
The trail from Kelvin Heights to Jack's Point is one of the most spectacular sections of the Queenstown Trail and is the ideal ride for those wanting to get off the beaten track. The trail is actually a Department of Conservation day walk so expect passing walkers as you ride high above the Lake Wakatipu, giving excellent views of Cecil Peak. You'll be riding past an abundance of wild tussocks and natural schist and you’ll feel like you have the place all to yourself.
This ride is classified as a advanced (grade 4) trail due to some steep climbs, decents and a couple of tight bends. The last 3kms are particularly steep and technical. The trail is narrower than the rest of the Queenstown Trail, however overall its pretty smooth gravel surface. We highly recommend this trail, it's worth the effort, just be sure to get off and push your bike for a few minutes if you are a less experienced rider.