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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
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  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Makara Peak is Wellington's premier mountain bike park set in 250 hectares of regenerating native bush.

      With over 40 kilometres of world class single track, a 72 metre long suspension bridge, and panoramic views across Wellington Harbour, Cook Strait and the upper South Island, Makara Peak has something for riders of all ages and abilities.

      Since the park was opened in 1998, a group of enthusiastic volunteers have been working in partnership with the Wellington City Council to build singletrack, plant native trees and eradicate destructive pests.

      Makara Peak has everything from high speed machine built flow trails; wide, children and beginner friendly undulating trails; and some of the steepest and gnarliest technical downhill.

      A lot of effort has been made to ensure that trails are built to a consistent standard, in a sustainable manner and in a way that compliments the natural environment.

      Due to the rocky nature of the hillside, and quality of construction, the trails tend to hold up well in wet weather, albeit offering a more difficult challenge than in the dry.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Makara Peak
      Karori Park Car Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Several entry points:

      - Main car park: from the end of Karori Road, turn left on to South Karori Road and drive 750 meters to the Makara Peak car park. Overflow parking available 250m further down Sth Karori Rd.

      - Head to the end of St Albans Ave. Start of Snake Charmer 4WD takes you up to Rimu or carry on to Big Tom's Wheelie. Small map and information board located here.

      - At the saddle of Makara Rd, park up either on the left or right hand side of the road. Head up sealed gated road on the southern side to the start of Varley's. Small map and information board located here.
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      Region Details
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      • 16
      • 4
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of 14 hours
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      45
      Trails Mountain Bike
      45
      Trails E-Bike
      11
      Trails Hike
      44
      Trails Trail Running
      44
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      13,854 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,012 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,319 ft
      Reports
      1,761
      Photos
      192
      Ridden Counter
      31,148

      Photos of Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Zac's Track
      4 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 10:18pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      trail: Zac's Track
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      Jul 16, 2020 @ 10:18pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      trail: Zac's Track
      2 |
      Jul 16, 2020 @ 10:17pm
      Jul 16, 2020
      45 |
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 10:45pm
      Apr 8, 2020

      Videos of Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      Peak Flow- Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      trail: Peak Flow
      5:13 | 161 | Mar 5, 2019
      Live Wires Wellington NZ
      2:29 | 247 | May 27, 2018
      Nikau Valley to Aratihi Connector
      4:39 | 180 | Jan 12, 2018
      Nikau Valley
      8:09 | 260 | Dec 30, 2017

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Missing Link
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      14 hours
      IdealNickMcB
      Aratihi
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      14 hours
      IdealNickMcBTrack wear has created a couple of...
      Zac's Track
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      14 hours
      VariableNickMcBBrand new! A bit soft in places, but a...
      T4 (Trail To The Top)
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      14 hours
      IdealNickMcB
      North Face
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      14 hours
      IdealNickMcB
      Smokin'
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 7:11pm
      14 hours
      IdealNickMcB
      Leaping Lizard
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:48pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      VariablethearsenalofmegadethAlways a blast down here. Hold your...
      Bailout
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 4:27am
      Aug 2, 2020
      VariableernestozedPretty close to ideal track conditions -...
      Upswing
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      IdealNickMcB
      Starfish
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      IdealNickMcBHas held up really well over the winter,...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1050665NickMcBaddreportMissing Link and 5 more
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 11:40pm
      10 hours
      user #982170thearsenalofmegadethaddreportLeaping Lizard
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 7:50pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #987309ernestozedaddreportBailout
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 4:27am
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #2273480JMilcairnsriddentrailRidgeline and 1 more
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 1:33am
      Aug 2, 2020
      user #2007183dwb55riddentrailRidgeline
      Aug 1, 2020 @ 11:55pm
      Aug 1, 2020

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1050665NickMcBtrailSmokin'A sweet flowy intermediate grade track.
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 11:17pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      user #993536wideopennewzealandtrailT4 (Trail To The Top)I agree with Benjamin_airtime. A damn shame...
      May 18, 2020 @ 1:36am
      May 18, 2020
      user #923271donalducktrailTrickle FallsDefinitely a contender for Grade 6. Some...
      May 14, 2020 @ 5:01pm
      May 14, 2020
      user #2112437NzShred22trailYeah GnarBit scary the first time down but If your a...
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 11:39pm
      Apr 29, 2020
      user #2112437NzShred22trailYeah GnarI agree, Thomas you need to get better man its...
      Apr 29, 2020 @ 11:38pm
      Apr 29, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Wrights Hill 3 9 2 11.4 km
      Hawkins Hill 32.2 km
      Polhill Gully Reserve 1 92.6 km
      Te Kopahou Reserve 3 33.3 km
      Western Hills 3 11 1 13.4 km

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