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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
ContributeDetails
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
      • 85
      • 15
      • 82
      • 151
      • 5
      • 47
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of 3 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      423
      Trails Mountain Bike
      421
      Trails E-Bike
      81
      Trails Hike
      390
      Trails Trail Running
      389
      Trails Horse
      2
      Total Distance
      439 miles
      Total Descent
      144,324 ft
      Total Vertical
      2,779 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,781 ft
      Reports
      4,802
      Photos
      1,046
      Ridden Counter
      82,912

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

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 53 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 81 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 454 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance

      Photos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      0 |
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 10:56pm
      Mar 30, 2020
      trail: Spicer Link
      222 |
      Dec 6, 2015 @ 12:37pm
      Dec 6, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      800 |
      May 31, 2015 @ 10:29pm
      May 31, 2015
      trail: Bull Run
      433 |
      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
      Jan 25, 2015

      Videos of Wellington Region Mountain Bike

      Middle Section of Topatopa
      trail: TopaTopa
      1:01 | 17 | Mar 24, 2020
      Crash at end of TTS
      trail: TTS
      0:52 | 58 | Mar 24, 2020
      Embarrissing crash on K-Hole
      trail: K Hole
      0:11 | 70 | Mar 21, 2020
      Serendipity 2020
      3:40 | 10 | Mar 19, 2020

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2075296ThorstenGriddentrailCar Parts and 2 more
      Apr 1, 2020 @ 12:02am
      2 days
      user #1437318oscarwatsonaddreportDamien's
      Mar 31, 2020 @ 9:46pm
      3 days
      user #1723489rando505difficultyvotetrailChur-No-Bull
      Mar 31, 2020 @ 6:45pm
      3 days
      user #1767303lach-dogaddreportBorderline
      Mar 31, 2020 @ 3:52pm
      3 days
      user #2070280Jamestrek98addphoto in My City
      Mar 30, 2020 @ 10:56pm
      Mar 30, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      Mar 24, 2020 @ 8:34pm
      Mar 24, 2020
      user #1738116JustinjaytrailChur-No-BullSo disappointed it was a good ride till we...
      Mar 22, 2020 @ 4:15pm
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      Mar 22, 2020 @ 12:25am
      Mar 22, 2020
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