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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)
      473
      Trails Mountain Bike
      463
      Trails E-Bike
      134
      Trails Hike
      446
      Trails Trail Running
      443
      Trails Horse
      7
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Total Distance
      468 miles
      Total Descent
      144,057 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,779 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,781 ft
      Reports
      7,030
      Photos
      1,295
      Ridden Counter
      112,297

      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
      Ridgeline
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 3)
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      SWIGG
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 1)
      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
      Comms Connector
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      North Face
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park

      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 Peak Fern Loop (Koru and Lazy Fern)
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      3 miles
      Giant PNP Spring Series (Rd 3) Rangituhi Short Loop 2019
      Rangituhi Trail Park
      4 miles
      Skyline (The Full Version)
      Western Hills
      24 miles
      WTP Long Drop
      Wainuiomata Trail Park (WTP)
      2 miles
      Mākara Peak Creek to Peak Climb
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      4 miles
      Porirua - Great Cycle Loops - Parks and Harbours
      Whitireia Park
      15 miles
      Mākara Peak Flow Downhill
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      3 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 91 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 146 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 849 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:19pm
      2 days
      0 |
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:16pm
      2 days
      0 |
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:15pm
      2 days
      trail: 491
      79 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      trail: 491
      73 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      trail: Spicer Link
      267 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      867 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      468 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015

      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      McQueen speed crash!
      61 | Jun 4, 2021
      Stuck in overgrown vines
      trail: Scrims
      32 | May 27, 2021
      Over-The-Bars Bull Run Crash
      trail: Bull Run
      145 | Apr 23, 2021
      Borderline Jump Crash Fail
      trail: Borderline
      134 | Apr 23, 2021
      Banker Stump Jump Crash Fail
      trail: Banker
      95 | Apr 23, 2021
      Beeline Drop Crash Fail
      trail: Beeline
      107 | Apr 23, 2021
      491 Jump Crash Fail
      trail: 491
      99 | Apr 23, 2021
      Bad crash but good catch....
      181 | Apr 23, 2021

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Karapoti Gorge
      Akatarawa Forest Park (Upper Hutt)
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 9:15pm
      3 days
      WetwideopennewzealandLarge slip - is walkable but dangerous....
      Baked Beans Baitline
      Lower Hutt
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 8:19pm
      3 days
      DryY72vrcBig tree fallen across the track about a...
      Starfish
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 4:01pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      Prevalent MudRFalconComplete mush at the bottom - be a good...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Substation
      Western Hills
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:32pm
      16 hours
      Drywideopennewzealand
      Chartwell
      Western Hills
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:32pm
      16 hours
      Wetwideopennewzealand
      Parkvale Access to Skyline
      Northern Hills
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 10:32pm
      16 hours
      Wetwideopennewzealand
      Horokiwi Bridleway
      Belmont Regional Park
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 3:27pm
      23 hours
      Variablepassive649 MakaraDamp out in the open, with some ruts...
      Aratihi
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 11:34pm
      2 days
      WetFrogglestrail is back open. it is still a bit...
      Trickle Falls
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 10:19pm
      2 days
      WetAndrew5ueXHISuper wet and muddy
      Freewheel
      Wainuiomata Trail Park (WTP)
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:33pm
      2 days
      Prevalent Mudpassive649 MakaraNever seen it so mucky and muddy. Some of...
      Baked Beans Bend
      Belmont Regional Park
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:31pm
      2 days
      Variablepassive649 Makara
      Otonga Track Up
      Belmont Regional Park
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:24pm
      2 days
      Idealpassive649 MakaraLovely uphill, wide trail, well...
      Koru
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 4:44pm
      2 days
      WetNickMcB

      Activity Feed

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      user #993536wideopennewzealandaddreportParkvale Access to Skyline
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 11:53am
      3 hours
      user #993536wideopennewzealandaddreportSubstation and 1 more
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 11:53am
      3 hours
      user #923271donalduckaddtrailLower Super Plus
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 11:46am
      3 hours
      user #2577127simonscheckaddtrailSH1 Track Porirua to Aotea
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 10:57am
      4 hours
      user #2033174LittleKayriddentrailIkigai and 1 more
      Aug 2, 2021 @ 3:11am
      12 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #1020533passive649trailBaked Beans BendDefinitely not an easy track. Perhaps the...
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:31pm
      2 days
      user #1020533passive649trailHorokiwi BridlewaySo apparently Bridleway means steep AF mostly...
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:14pm
      2 days
      user #1020533passive649trailGrenada GrindertronClose to advanced grade uphill, first section...
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:06pm
      2 days
      user #923271donalducktrailRadome Access RdConsider riding up this and leaving car parts...
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 2:24am
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #126817benwtrailJail BrakeCurrently closed owning to storm event.
      Jul 19, 2021 @ 8:59pm
      Jul 19, 2021

      Local Badges


      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike463458 miles141,276 ft206 miles2,779 ft
      1,2927,009128131,346
      E-Bike134113 miles34,783 ft53 miles1,512 ft
      5,833174,467
      Hike446455 miles135,958 ft200 miles2,779 ft
      36,83631,440
      Trail Running443453 miles135,295 ft199 miles2,779 ft
      6,842124,048
      Horse77 miles1,434 ft3 miles1,007 ft
      3,356
      Observed Trials1
      1
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