Altitude: 9m to 39m. Gain: 34m. Loss: 4m . Gradient: 0 deg (Flat)
From SH1 the Rakahuru Trail runs along the stopbank on the southern bank of the Ashley River to Rangiora. The track crosses private land but is open for walkers and MTB. The track touches Tulls Road, providing an alternative access point. 1.5km west of Tulls Road, a signpost sends you north off the stopbank, along a brief abutment and down onto river flats. A mountianbike track weaves through willows, later through young pines and broom – ending at a mowed grassy picnic area beside the railbridge. Upriver of the railbridge a walking track has been created on the river flats running through native plantings to the Ashley Road Bridge on Cones Road.