9.8 miles
2,517 ft
-3,083 ft
Avg time

Rimutuka Incline Details

Running from Kaitoke to Summit, the Rimutaka Rail Trail links with the DOC-managed Incline down to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa. A gently graded 18 km walk or mountain bike ride, the Trail features restored railway bridges and historic tunnels (take a torch). Enjoy swimming and fishing in the nearby Pakuratahi River and picnic or camp in the pleasant surrounds of Ladle Bend and Summit.

Toilets are located at the Kaitoke and Cross Creek entrances, at Summit and at the historic Cross Creek town site.

Access Info

By car: Turn off SH2, 9km north of Upper Hutt. The carpark is 1km along a metal road. Or you can enter the Wairarapa end of the Rail Trail via Cross Creek Road (off Western Lake Road).

By bike: Check out the adjacent trails. A good route is to follow the Rimutaka Cycle Trail.

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More Stats for Rimutuka Incline mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -566 ft
  • Altitude min
    262 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,435 ft
  • Altitude start
    828 ft
  • Altitude end
    262 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.3 miles
  • Distance down
    4.2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2.4 miles
  • Avg time
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on Aug 2, 2015
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Rimutuka Incline Trail Reports

Aug 2, 2015 @ 11:20am
Aug 2, 2015
For winter, the track is very dry..
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Oct 15, 2016 @ 9:59pm
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Rimutuka Incline, My City
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Rimutuka Incline, Upper Hutt
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Jan 30, 2016 @ 7:02pm
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Rimutuka Incline, Upper Hutt
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Jan 30, 2016 @ 7:02pm
Jan 30, 2016
Rimutuka Incline, Upper Hutt

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