1.9 miles
899 ft
-243 ft
958 ft
High Point

Konini Firebreak Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating

The firebreak runs along a ridge from Parkway, past a water reservoir on Round Hill, then up to the ECNZ Pylon Road above Mount Towai.

Although the track can be ridden in either direction, it is easier as a descent.

If heading up hill, the initial climb from Parkway is up a steep 4x4 road. After that, the track gets progressively rougher, and occasionally steeper. There are a few rolling hills along the way, but the inclination is generally upwards. Most riders will need to walk/push up some of the way.

If heading down from the top, there are a few sharp uphill sections, through they are short. Almost half way down there is a fire-fighting pond off to the side of the track.

The track surface is mostly clay and bare rock. Some of the steeper sections are deeply rutted and littered with crumbling rock, providing a challenge especially when wet.

In several places the track splits briefly into the firebreak proper and narrower detours. The detours are easier, with some of the more direct routes being extremely steep.

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More Stats for Konini Firebreak mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    656 ft
  • Altitude min
    302 ft
  • Altitude start
    302 ft
  • Altitude end
    958 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1.2 miles
  • Distance down
    2,653 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,116 ft
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