1.3 miles
528 ft
-348 ft
Avg time

Towai Traverse Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    This trail is well shaded from both sun and wind so in winter it dies get a bit boggy
  • Ride in rain
  • Land Manager
    Hutt City Council

Towai is a flattish trail traversing the eastern side of the hill in the park. It is a real mix of tight turns, rooty climbs, roller coaster type sections and gentle riding through native bush. Early morning riders clear the many spider webs that form over night. During winter and very wet periods it does become boggy due to it's shelter from both the sun and wind.

Access Info

Towai is a 2 way track. The upward entry is at the end of Labyrinth (which can be access from the 3rd pylon off ECNZ 4x4 access road). The downward entry is accessed from the ECNZ 4x4 access road - keep riding past the entry to Freewheel.

Towai can be a nice trail to get up to Freewheel. The end of Freewheel has the option of connecting back to Labyrinth, Beeline or exit on to the summit of Wainuiomata Hill Road.

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More Stats for Towai Traverse mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    181 ft
  • Altitude min
    864 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,081 ft
  • Altitude start
    864 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,045 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,349 ft
  • Distance down
    2,464 ft
  • Distance flat
    837 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 14, 2016
Avg: 3.85 (6 votes)

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Towai Traverse Trail Reports

Oct 14, 2016 @ 9:42pm
Oct 14, 2016
Quite muddy, especially in technical parts with lots of larger roots. Good fun but slow going.
Oct 14, 2016 @ 9:42pm
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 14, 2016 @ 9:42pm
Oct 14, 2016
Oct 14, 2016 @ 8:20pm
Oct 14, 2016
Becoming abit of a motorway now, as being used alot coming from the new Te Whti Riser track from the Hutt side. Think in time is going to loose...
May 28, 2016 @ 3:30am
May 28, 2016
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    • Updated on Mon 2016-01-25 @ 12:44am
    • Submitted on Fri 2014-10-17 @ 8:21pm
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