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      The Wellington region incorporates the Capital of New Zealand, as well as the cities of Lower Hutt, Upper Hutt and Porirua. The hilly nature of the region is the result of centuries of tectonic movement which has resulted in almost endless possibilities for mountain biking. The Wellington Region covers Wellington city in the south, Upper and Lower Hutt valleys to the north east, and Porirua to the north west.

      You will find all sorts of riding types from hard core black diamond down hill to epic cross country rides. Most riding is through native or regenerating bush, and mostly on council or regional council managed land. Most trail building is supported by a charitable trust set up specifically to support the local riding area, so be sure to donate to keep the amazing trails in great condition.

      There can be some distances between riding areas, so be ready to do some driving. Many are well established and the spread of different areas means not many are crowded. But you can be guaranteed that all areas have decent climbs, you won't find a lift park here. Make sure to have your climbing gear ratios sorted, or good walking shoes if pedalling upwards is not your thing.
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      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      504
      Trails Mountain Bike
      478
      Trails E-Bike
      155
      Trails Hike
      461
      Trails Trail Running
      460
      Trails Horse
      9
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      5
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      4
      Total Distance
      511 miles
      Total Descent
      146,113 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,779 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,781 ft
      Reports
      8,797
      Photos
      1,441
      Ridden Counter
      134,362

      Popular Wellington Region Mountain Biking Trails

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      Koru
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Sally Alley
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Big Toms Wheelie
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Peak Flow
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Upswing
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Koru Shortcut
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 1)
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Ridgeline
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 3)
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      SWIGG
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Starfish
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Smokin'
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      A to Z
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      North Face
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Serendipity
      Waimapihi Reserve

      Wellington Region Mountain Bike Routes

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      Easy Tour
      Rangituhi Trail Park
      3 miles
      Makara Peak Grand Loop Climb
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      5 miles
      Makara Peak: Middle Peak Loop
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      5 miles
      Makara easy-ish loop
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      7 miles
      Makara Peak Fern Loop (Koru and Lazy Fern)
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      3 miles
      Mākara Peak Creek to Peak Climb
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      4 miles
      Skyline (The Full Version)
      Western Hills
      24 miles
      Porirua - Great Cycle Loops - Parks and Harbours
      Whitireia Park
      15 miles
      Mākara Peak Flow Downhill
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      3 miles
      Mākara Peak North Loop
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      2 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 2 rides
      Yesterday
      • 74 rides
      Past Week
      • 534 rides

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      trail: Pōhatu
      12 |
      Jul 22, 2022 @ 8:04pm
      Jul 22, 2022
      trail: Farm Road
      19 |
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 6:13pm
      Jul 4, 2022
      21 |
      Jul 4, 2022 @ 2:32pm
      Jul 4, 2022
      trail: 491
      101 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      trail: 491
      93 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      trail: Spicer Link
      300 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      896 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      488 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015

      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      Bit of a whoopsie
      trail: Morepork
      44 | Jun 24, 2022
      Morepork bunker
      trail: Morepork
      23 | Jun 24, 2022
      Morepork bunker
      trail: Morepork
      19 | Jun 24, 2022
      Huge FRONTFLIP after pedal clip.
      173 | May 24, 2022
      Huge FRONTFLIP after pedal clip.
      | May 24, 2022
      Pikey goes Gardening
      trail: North Face
      59 | Mar 16, 2022
      face plant
      trail: Pōhatu
      67 | Mar 16, 2022
      OFB Moobs slides out
      81 | Mar 6, 2022

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Kiwi Ranch Track
      Upper Hutt
      Aug 12, 2022 @ 8:48pm
      3 days
      Unknownmokosnappa Looks like the track entrance has been...
      Tumeke
      Rangituhi Trail Park
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 12:16pm
      Aug 9, 2022
      Wetmccmartini MCG Tree down opposite the Doctor. please use...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2372148deskpopcommentreportMount Ken
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 11:55pm
      9 hours
      user #2841460AshJnzwishlistskillparkKaritane Jumps
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 10:33pm
      10 hours
      user #1360797ThemadshammaaddvideoAugust 2022 First ride on Middle Pohatu, Makara Peak
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 5:40pm
      15 hours
      user #2669502LtunnellcommenttrailBaked Beans Baitline
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 3:21am
      1 day
      user #2372148deskpopaddreportWainui Centre
      Aug 13, 2022 @ 10:00pm
      1 day

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2372148deskpopreportMount KenTurns out the downhill bit at the southern end...
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 11:55pm
      9 hours
      user #2669502LtunnelltrailBaked Beans BaitlineTo be honest this was a little bit of a let...
      Aug 14, 2022 @ 3:21am
      1 day
      user #1874557bluetesstrailKilnTrail has no exit - fully overgrown towards...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:03pm
      Aug 7, 2022
      user #1874557bluetesstrailWheeler's WaySaw riders on it at the last 2 weekends. there...
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 3:00pm
      Aug 7, 2022
      user #1475407mylesarmstrongreportDown PipeGutted.
      Aug 4, 2022 @ 1:05am
      Aug 4, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike478496 miles142,677 ft223 miles2,779 ft
      1,4378,779136165,549
      E-Bike155152 miles39,701 ft70 miles1,706 ft
      17,389238,079
      Hike461491 miles136,660 ft215 miles2,779 ft
      38,57652,324
      Trail Running460491 miles136,037 ft214 miles2,779 ft
      8,578187,516
      Horse911 miles1,729 ft4 miles1,368 ft
      3,240
      Dirtbike/Moto513 miles3,396 ft6 miles1,621 ft
      3,24214
      Observed Trials12,733 ft318 ft2,602 ft312 ft
      48
      ATV/ORV/OHV411 miles3,245 ft5 miles1,165 ft
      3,2402
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