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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
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
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 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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Colors indicate trail is missing specified detail.
  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • 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
  • 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
      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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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of 15 hours
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (trailfund.org.nz)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      394
      Trails Mountain Bike
      400
      Trails E-Bike
      68
      Trails Hike
      371
      Trails Trail Running
      371
      Trails Horse
      1
      Trails Dirtbike
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      1
      Trails Snowmobile
      1
      Trails Snowshoe
      1
      Trails Downhill Ski
      1
      Trails Backcountry Ski
      1
      Trails Nordic Ski
      1
      Total Distance
      419 miles
      Total Descent
      138,934 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,779 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,781 ft
      Reports
      4,237
      Photos
      953
      Ridden Counter
      69,195

      Popular Wellington Region Mountain Biking Trails

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      Koru
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Sally Alley
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Big Toms Wheelie
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Peak Flow
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 1)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      SWIGG
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Car Park Bypass
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Koru Shortcut
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Upswing
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Ridgeline
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Starfish
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      A to Z
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Smokin'
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 3)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Skills Area Connector
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park

      Wellington Region Mountain Bike Routes

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      Makara Peak Intermediate Loop (feat. Upswing and Peak Flow)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      7 miles
      Easy Tour
      Rangituhi Trail Park
      3 miles
      Makara Peak Grand Loop (intermediate & advanced)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      8 miles
      Three Brothers Lower Peak Loop
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      5 miles
      Porirua - Great Cycle Loops - Parks and Harbours
      Whitireia Park
      15 miles
      Makara Peak Fern Loop (Koru and Lazy Fern)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      3 miles
      Makara Peak alternative intermediate loop from Karori Park
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      8 miles
      Kids and Beginners shuttles (Allington Rd to main carpark)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      2 miles
      New Polhill Loop
      Polhill Gully Reserve
      4 miles
      Skyline (The Full Version)
      Western Hills
      24 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 36 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 72 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 566 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      trail: Koru
      5 |
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      trail: Spicer Link
      210 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      775 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      413 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015

      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      Makara Chatter
      1:33 | 34 | May 12, 2019
      Weta- Belmont Regional Park
      trail: Weta
      2:18 | 31 | Mar 30, 2019
      Sunday vibes
      2:33 | 132 | Mar 13, 2019
      Peak Flow- Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      trail: Peak Flow
      5:13 | 101 | Mar 5, 2019

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Mt Albert 4X
      Southern Suburbs
      Oct 6, 2019 @ 10:42pm
      Oct 6, 2019
      DryBmxmtbbro05 UBC Track is now non existent

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1920653Parun72riddentrailRoller Coaster
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      15 hours
      user #1963506Crucial10addreportDry Creek
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 5:27pm
      15 hours
      user #1957270P135riddentrailMt Lowry
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 12:17pm
      21 hours
      user #1962994annamkriddentrailLabyrinth and 2 more
      Oct 22, 2019 @ 3:13am
      1 days
      user #1310348DiscosriddentrailTrail 10 and 2 more
      Oct 21, 2019 @ 9:36pm
      1 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1917758Christo256trailWheeler's WayThis track is closed for logging for at least...
      Oct 15, 2019 @ 5:47pm
      Oct 15, 2019
      user #1250502matttankreportKoruIt was open yesterday (Saturday 12th)!
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 3:48pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1691184CorwinreportKoruIs it still closed now, do you know?
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 8:03pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1730248whynotnowtodaytrailMt ClimieSome of these no e bike signs are not accurate...
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 3:11pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1525331Peg75trailKiwi Ranch TrackVery overgrown. Take a machete..
      Oct 4, 2019 @ 12:01pm
      Oct 4, 2019

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