1.6 miles
Distance
659 ft
Climb
-362 ft
Descent
00:13:16
Avg time

Koru Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #6536

This is the main track into the park. It runs from the carpark on South Karori Road all the way up to either carry on along Sally Alley or cross the 4WD track to the top of SWIGG and Lazy Fern. You can exit the Koru about 2/3 along to get to the Skills Area. The route is planned to be a gentle grade all the way - suitable for novice riders. For most riders it is an easy route up into the park. This is already the most popular ride in the park!

Built by Makara Peak volunteers and WCC contractors in 1999/2000, and opened by the then Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tevor Mallard. The section between the skills area exit and Sally Alley was built by the Salvation Army Rimutaka Prison Conservation Corps in one week in May 2000.

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More Stats for Koru mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    297 ft
  • Altitude min
    393 ft
  • Altitude max
    758 ft
  • Altitude start
    436 ft
  • Altitude end
    733 ft
  • Grade
    3.616%
  • Grade max
    -32.996%
  • Grade min
    46.862%
  • Distance climb
    4,326 ft
  • Distance down
    3,308 ft
  • Distance flat
    571 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:16
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2016
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Koru Trail Reports

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Jul 10, 2016 @ 12:34am
Jul 10, 2016
Jun 12, 2016 @ 1:53am
Jun 12, 2016
Jan 8, 2016 @ 10:50am
Jan 8, 2016
reporter Dry again after the rain. Fern fronds have gone bananas in the warm wet weather and there's a bit of debris about after the high winds. Nothing...
Nov 19, 2015 @ 12:05am
Nov 19, 2015
Perfect conditions.
Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:22am
Sep 13, 2015
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