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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
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
  • 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
      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 1 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      445
      Trails Mountain Bike
      431
      Trails E-Bike
      107
      Trails Hike
      413
      Trails Trail Running
      410
      Trails Horse
      7
      Total Distance
      454 miles
      Total Descent
      143,560 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,779 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,781 ft
      Reports
      5,532
      Photos
      1,137
      Ridden Counter
      89,796

      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
      Koru Shortcut
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Upswing
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Car Park Bypass
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 1)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Ridgeline
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      SWIGG
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Starfish
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 3)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Smokin'
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      A to Z
      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
      Porirua - Great Cycle Loops - Parks and Harbours
      Whitireia Park
      15 miles
      Three Brothers Lower Peak Loop
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      5 miles
      Makara Peak Fern Loop (Koru and Lazy Fern)
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      3 miles
      WTP Long Drop
      Wainui Trail Project (WTP)
      2 miles
      New Polhill Loop
      Polhill Gully Reserve
      4 miles
      Remutaka Cycle Trail
      88 miles
      Skyline (The Full Version)
      Western Hills
      24 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 131 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 145 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 768 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      6 |
      Aug 4, 2020 @ 4:37pm
      Aug 4, 2020
      trail: Spicer Link
      231 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      816 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      445 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015

      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      Serendipity Mountain Bike Trail - Polhill,...
      2:57 | 7 | Aug 4, 2020
      crash up Mt Vic
      trail: Super D
      0:31 | 149 | Jul 9, 2020
      Not fun
      trail: Labyrinth
      0:03 | 76 | May 9, 2020
      frist ride on my new coil
      trail: Park Bench
      0:38 | 25 | Apr 29, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Peak Flow
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 3:44pm
      1 days
      Idealpassive649 Makara Closed for maintenance from 10 August...
      McGhies
      Akatarawa Forest Park (Upper Hutt)
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      DryStimpySteve Quite a big slip about 100m from Mcghies...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1393193LocoJocowishlisttrailWaitangirua Ridge
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 4:43pm
      1 hours
      user #2348374AnotherbikeguyriddentrailChimney Sweep and 2 more
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 4:08pm
      2 hours
      user #2346148JackzMTBvoteskillparkMakara Peak Skills Area
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      3 hours
      user #2346148JackzMTBriddenskillparkMakara Peak Skills Area
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 2:49pm
      3 hours
      user #2346148JackzMTBriddentrailPeak Flow
      Aug 10, 2020 @ 2:47pm
      3 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1209992tglcontractingtrailPeak FlowClosed for much needed maintenance. Plenty of...
      Aug 9, 2020 @ 4:06pm
      1 days
      user #1381343AuntiebollockstrailRoller CoasterMake that 3 ambulances
      Aug 5, 2020 @ 6:51pm
      Aug 5, 2020
      user #1050665NickMcBtrailSmokin'A sweet flowy intermediate grade track.
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 11:17pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      user #1381343AuntiebollockstrailRoller CoasterGreat bike park like features now. Ride it...
      Jul 31, 2020 @ 2:13pm
      Jul 31, 2020
      user #2118253RoginadjtrailSkylineI find this not a very difficult technical...
      Jul 25, 2020 @ 5:15pm
      Jul 25, 2020

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