1.8 miles
Distance
712 ft
Climb
-137 ft
Descent
00:45:16
Avg time

Mt Lowry Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Mount Lowry
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Summer
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #1360
  • Land Manager
    Greater Wellington Regional Council

A gnarly, root-infested, steep climb from the top of the Wainui Hill to the summit of Mount Lowry.

Following a ridge from the Wainuiomata saddle to the summit of Mount Lowry, this is a difficult climb through classic beech forest. Much of the track is narrow and twisting, with a surface consisting of root-infested leaf detritus.

The initial short, sharp climb is followed by rolling hills for about 1km. Then the real work begins - an altitude gain of 135m over a distance of 0.9km, at an average grade of 15%, made all the more difficult by the uneven track surface. There are a few steps and several sections where there would be steps if not for the tree roots.

The climbing effort is worthwhile, though, with a great technical descent either returning the same way or continuing on to Rata Ridge.

There is a lookout near the start of the track, plus several other lookouts along the way, providing spectacular views over Wellington harbour and the Wainuiomata valley. The area is well signposted.

Not all tracks in the area are for biking so please respect the rules. Non-biking tracks are well marked.

Access Info

From the top of the Wainui Hill, at the eastern end of the Pukeatapu Bridge, head up the path. Follow the signs

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mt Lowry mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    574 ft
  • Altitude min
    609 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,184 ft
  • Altitude start
    609 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,183 ft
  • Grade
    6.065%
  • Grade max
    -19.557%
  • Grade min
    44.51%
  • Distance climb
    1.1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,838 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,640 ft
  • Avg time
    00:45:16
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on Apr 30, 2016
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Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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