In 2019 a hardy group of volunteers from the Nelson Mountain Biking Trails Trust has steadily worked away repairing the popular Hacket Track close to Richmond. This old benched stock track traverses a legal road alongside the Hacket River and as well as being a good mountain biking track offers access into some nice tramping country in Mount Richmond Forest Park.
Much of the work done by the MTB Trails Trust has been with hand tools to repair the sections that had been damaged as far back as 2013 floods. Local DOC rangers have come in to help where any blasting work was required to re-route the track.
One section of the track goes through a section of old Nelson Forest land which is planted with Douglas Firs. While these have been deemed uneconomic to log, the potential for them to spread means they need to be removed at some stage and the MTB Trails Trust is waiting for a decision on this before completing the final section of this project.