Possum Bait Line Details
This is the challenging climb up from the southern extremity of the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park. After diverging off Leaping Lizard, this track starts out innocently enough with a gentle meander along a grassy valley floor. Then things get tough, as the track climbs up a series of very steep and tight switchbacks. Apparently some people actually enjoy the type of punishment meted out by this track. To each their own.
After a while the track mellows somewhat, as it generally continues to climb towards Nikau Valley, though some sections are, again, quite steep. Parts of the upper section are very narrow, with the gap between trees barely wider than bike handlebars. Once you meet Nikau Valley the fun continues, as you'll need to forego much of the altitude gained on Possum Bait Line as you drop into a valley before eventually climbing out to meet Missing Link.
Built by Grant Preston-Thomas & Friends, Don Macleod and Makara Peak volunteers 2006-2008.
Bottom of Lower Leaping Lizard
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Possum Bait Line mountain bike trail
Altitude change429 ft
Altitude min314 ft
Altitude max775 ft
Altitude start322 ft
Altitude end751 ft
Distance climb2,542 ft
Distance down771 ft
Distance flat739 ft
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Possum Bait Line Trail Reports
Nov 19, 2015 @ 12:02amNov 19, 2015
|Track currently getting some vegetation control.|
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