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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • 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 Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • 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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      405
      Trails Mountain Bike
      405
      Trails E-Bike
      59
      Trails Hike
      384
      Trails Trail Running
      384
      Total Distance
      423 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      188 miles
      Total Descent
      139,230 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,779 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,781 ft
      Reports
      3,020
      Photos
      703
      Ridden Counter
      47,235

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      3 |
      Jan 16, 2019 @ 4:07pm
      32 mins
      Hutt River Trail - Hikoikoi to...
      trail: Spicer Link
      176 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      Spicer Link, Porirua
      trail: Bull Run
      735 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      Bull Run, Wellington
      trail: Bull Run
      392 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015
      Bull Run, Wellington
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      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      Mountain Biking Miramar Wellington
      trail: Jail Brake
      0:52 | 146 | Aug 19, 2018
      Karitane step down -  step up
      0:11 | 87 | Jun 13, 2018
      Karitane jump line
      0:48 | 107 | Jun 5, 2018
      Live Wires Wellington NZ
      2:29 | 106 | May 27, 2018
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