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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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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  • most popular
  • 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
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • 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
      Makara Peak 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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      Open on 16 hours

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #20
      Trails (view details)
      47
      Trails Mountain Bike
      47
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      45
      Trails Trail Running
      45
      Total Distance
      30 miles
      Total Descent
      16,411 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,012 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,319 ft
      Reports
      1,307
      Photos
      168
      Ridden Counter
      23,482

      Photos of Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Upswing
      10 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 9:05pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      trail: Ridgeline
      8 |
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 6:26pm
      Jun 26, 2019
      trail: Ridgeline
      15 |
      Jun 26, 2019 @ 6:26pm
      Jun 26, 2019
      5 |
      Jun 12, 2019 @ 2:45pm
      Jun 12, 2019

      Videos of Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park Mountain Bike

      Makara Chatter
      1:33 | 26 | May 12, 2019
      Peak Flow- Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      trail: Peak Flow
      5:13 | 91 | Mar 5, 2019
      Live Wires Wellington NZ
      2:29 | 171 | May 27, 2018
      Nikau Valley to Aratihi Connector
      4:39 | 163 | Jan 12, 2018

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      A to Z
      Aug 6, 2019 @ 6:01pm
      Aug 6, 2019
      Wetpassive649 Makara Closed for maintenance.

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1899798MatthijsvdaddridelogAug 25, 2019 ride log
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:30pm
      1 hours
      user #1404751DaleallowayaddridelogAug 24, 2019 ride log
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 3:42pm
      2 hours
      user #1771597Udo70addridelogAug 24, 2019 ride log
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 3:25pm
      2 hours
      user #1664566matthewwnzaddridelogAug 24, 2019 ride log
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 2:52pm
      3 hours
      user #993088bigbadbubblesaddridelogAug 23, 2019 ride log
      Aug 23, 2019 @ 10:30pm
      19 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1863307Jamestevens0ntrailYeah GnarSuch an easy track
      Aug 12, 2019 @ 11:58pm
      Aug 12, 2019
      user #1269657davotnztrailBailoutt
      Jun 22, 2019 @ 2:47pm
      Jun 22, 2019
      user #1696238trimeristrailStarfishNew extension is a joy - don't fear the rock...
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 11:09pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      user #1070924ShayneptrailSWIGG ExtensionTrail now open!
      Jun 16, 2019 @ 10:03pm
      Jun 16, 2019
      user #1696238trimeristrailNikau ValleyLovely track, but watch out for the 3-4 low...
      Jun 14, 2019 @ 12:47pm
      Jun 14, 2019

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Wrights Hill 1 7 2 11.4 km
      Hawkins Hill 32.2 km
      Polhill Gully Reserve 1 82.6 km
      Te Kopahou Reserve 1 3 33.3 km
      Western Hills 1 8 1 13.4 km

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      • Admins: WMTBC, Makara
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