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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)
      590
      Trails Mountain Bike
      579
      Trails E-Bike
      210
      Trails Horse
      10
      Trails Hike
      648
      Trails Trail Running
      647
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      11
      Trails Observed Trials
      1
      Trails ATV/ORV/OHV
      9
      Total Distance
      546 miles
      Total Descent
      145,624 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,766 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,768 ft
      Reports
      11,418
      Photos
      1,699
      Ridden Counter
      176,085

      Popular Wellington Region Mountain Biking Trails

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      Sally Alley
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Koru
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Big Toms Wheelie
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Upswing
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Peak Flow
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 1)
      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
      Starfish
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Smokin'
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      SWIGG
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      North Face
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Serendipity
      Waimapihi Reserve
      Ikigai
      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
      Makara Peak Kids and Beginners Loop
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      2 miles
      Skyline (The Full Version)
      Western Hills
      24 miles
      Porirua - Great Cycle Loops - Parks and Harbours
      Whitireia Park
      15 miles
      New Polhill Loop
      Waimapihi Reserve
      4 miles
      Labyrinth Loop
      Wainuiomata Trail Park (WTP)
      3 miles

      Recent Ride Log Activity in Region

      Today
      • 18 rides
      Yesterday
      • 69 rides
      Past Week
      • 592 rides

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      101 |
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:18am
      Aug 4, 2018
      trail: 491
      147 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      trail: 491
      123 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      136 |
      Feb 25, 2017 @ 11:01pm
      Feb 25, 2017
      219 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 4:44pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      trail: Spicer Link
      333 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      963 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      526 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015

      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      Stratton Street

      | Jan 17, 2023
      Kemu lower section
      95 | Nov 21, 2022
      Bit of a whoopsie
      trail: Morepork
      141 | Jun 24, 2022
      Morepork bunker
      trail: Morepork
      57 | Jun 24, 2022
      Morepork bunker
      trail: Morepork
      61 | Jun 24, 2022
      Huge FRONTFLIP after pedal clip.
      293 | May 24, 2022
      Huge FRONTFLIP after pedal clip.
      | May 24, 2022
      Pikey goes Gardening
      trail: North Face
      91 | Mar 16, 2022

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Possum Bait Line
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 12:07am
      Jul 14, 2024
      Prevalent MuddonalduckSuper muddy approx 1/2 way up. No...
      Starfish
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Jul 14, 2024 @ 12:05am
      Jul 14, 2024
      Prevalent MuddonalduckLower part from the cell tower is closed....
      Freewheel
      Wainuiomata Trail Park (WTP)
      Jul 11, 2024 @ 1:51pm
      Jul 11, 2024
      DryRxaphNSections above Stage 3 All closed for...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      kiwitrampercommenttrailactivity #55812484
      Jul 18, 2024 @ 1:47am
      2 days
      kiwitramperaddreportactivity #55812471 and 1 more
      Jul 18, 2024 @ 1:46am
      2 days
      CharlieCollyaddphotoactivity #55809977 and 9 more
      Jul 17, 2024 @ 11:19pm
      2 days
      blackohaddreportactivity #55800111 and 4 more
      Jul 17, 2024 @ 5:29pm
      3 days
      rexbillingsdifficultyvotetrailactivity #55800070
      Jul 17, 2024 @ 5:28pm
      3 days

      Recent Comments

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      kiwitrampertrailRimutaka Rd Summit TrackVery recently re cut. But still 90% hikeabike....
      Jul 18, 2024 @ 1:47am
      2 days
      PablomtbtrailKonini Climb (Firebreak Bypass)Considering it was winter, this up hill trail...
      Jul 6, 2024 @ 11:29pm
      Jul 6, 2024
      PablomtbtrailMohaka Meander ExtensionConsidering it was winter, trail was fab!
      Jul 6, 2024 @ 11:28pm
      Jul 6, 2024
      blackohtrailLower Dopemortals will need to push up most of the...
      Jul 2, 2024 @ 3:14pm
      Jul 2, 2024
      blackohtrailOtonga HighlineLots of roots make it a challenging climb in...
      Jul 2, 2024 @ 3:06pm
      Jul 2, 2024

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike576514 miles137,247 ft227 miles2,766 ft
      1,66011,411153238,871
      E-Bike210175 miles42,930 ft79 miles1,706 ft
      139,5833218,945
      Horse1015 miles1,785 ft5 miles1,411 ft
      3,3411
      Hike636524 miles134,652 ft226 miles2,766 ft
      2611,03174,892
      Trail Running647524 miles134,032 ft226 miles2,766 ft
      11,0322116,431
      Dirtbike/Moto1119 miles4,849 ft8 miles1,621 ft
      3,34315
      Observed Trials12,733 ft318 ft2,602 ft312 ft
      2221
      ATV/ORV/OHV917 miles4,698 ft8 miles1,194 ft
      3,3414
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