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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)
      458
      Trails Mountain Bike
      444
      Trails E-Bike
      128
      Trails Hike
      429
      Trails Trail Running
      426
      Trails Horse
      7
      Total Distance
      468 miles
      Total Descent
      144,519 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,779 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,781 ft
      Reports
      6,624
      Photos
      1,258
      Ridden Counter
      108,803

      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
      Starfish
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Smokin'
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Three Brothers (Part 1)
      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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      Makara Peak Intermediate Loop (feat. Upswing and Peak Flow)
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      7 miles
      Easy Tour
      Rangituhi Trail Park
      3 miles
      Makara Peak Grand Loop (intermediate & advanced)
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      8 miles
      Three Brothers Lower 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
      New Polhill Loop
      Polhill Gully Reserve
      4 miles
      Porirua - Great Cycle Loops - Parks and Harbours
      Whitireia Park
      15 miles

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 163 rides
      • 17.9 km avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 90 rides
      • 15.8 km avg distance
      Past Week
      • 998 rides
      • 16.6 km avg distance

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      trail: Super D
      15 |
      May 6, 2021 @ 1:21am
      3 days
      trail: Super D
      12 |
      May 6, 2021 @ 1:21am
      3 days
      trail: Kaitawa Point
      1 |
      May 3, 2021 @ 10:00am
      May 3, 2021
      trail: 491
      72 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      trail: 491
      67 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      trail: Spicer Link
      257 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      860 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      466 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015

      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      Over-The-Bars Bull Run Crash
      trail: Bull Run
      119 | Apr 23, 2021
      Borderline Jump Crash Fail
      trail: Borderline
      104 | Apr 23, 2021
      Banker Stump Jump Crash Fail
      trail: Banker
      83 | Apr 23, 2021
      Beeline Drop Crash Fail
      trail: Beeline
      89 | Apr 23, 2021
      491 Jump Crash Fail
      trail: 491
      80 | Apr 23, 2021
      Bad crash but good catch....
      151 | Apr 23, 2021
      9yo - Kisses bank
      trail: Nga Tuna
      74 | Jan 12, 2021
      Serendipity Mountain Bike Trail - Polhill,...
      2:57 | 41 | Aug 4, 2020

      Current Trail Warnings

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      North Face
      Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park
      Apr 28, 2021 @ 2:53pm
      Apr 28, 2021
      Idealpassive649 Makara Closed until June 2021. Being rebuilt by TGL
      Carparts Extension
      Hawkins Hill
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 1:44pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      VariableDavidriblackE-Bike Obviously not used a huge amount - narrow...

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #1684253IuriplcommenttrailPavlova
      May 8, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      55 mins
      user #1684253IuriplvotetrailPavlova
      May 8, 2021 @ 6:11pm
      57 mins
      user #1050665NickMcBdifficultyvotetrailPōhatu
      May 8, 2021 @ 4:23pm
      3 hours
      user #1775718SamMohanwishlisttrailWindmill
      May 8, 2021 @ 1:38pm
      6 hours
      user #1775718SamMohanriddentrailFreewheel and 3 more
      May 8, 2021 @ 1:33pm
      6 hours

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1684253IuripltrailPavlovaBest trail in Wainui. Hopefully it won't be...
      May 8, 2021 @ 6:14pm
      55 mins
      user #722897antennaetrailVarley'sIt is all rideable and really rewarding to get...
      May 5, 2021 @ 7:10pm
      3 days
      user #2197018lo-pantrailBull RunFelt like a hard grade 3. Tougher, tighter and...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 7:30pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #2677711GSTtrailKereruCleared the track of gorse, blackberry and...
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 5:03pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #1505793FlairburgertrailTopaTopa (Chopper)Seriously steep! Brilliant trail if you're...
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 4:07pm
      Apr 24, 2021

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike444458 miles141,739 ft206 miles2,779 ft
      1,2556,603117123,637
      E-Bike128113 miles34,862 ft53 miles1,512 ft
      5,47163,841
      Hike429455 miles136,417 ft200 miles2,779 ft
      36,44211,272
      Trail Running426453 miles135,758 ft199 miles2,779 ft
      6,44823,192
      Horse77 miles1,434 ft3 miles1,007 ft
      3,353
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