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      Wellington is amazing for mountain biking and has something for everyone. All you need is a bike and some enthusiasm!

      There is a huge range of tracks from the famous Makara Peak to Mount Victoria, right on the city's doorstep. A range of hire bikes can be found through local bike shops, and if you're pushed for time and want to get the most out of your visit, you can have a local guide show you around. Check out the DIRECTORY to find what you need.

      Parts of Wellington's walkways are open to mountain bikes except for the Eastern Walkway and the City to Sea Walkway, which are closed to mountain bikes.
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #19
      Trails
      164
      Total Distance
      121 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      61 miles
      Total Descent
      55,330 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,596 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,594 ft
      Reports
      1,191
      Photos
      320
      Ridden Counter
      16,512

      Photos of Wellington Mountain Bike

      report
      trail: Car Parts
      2 |
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:33pm
      Feb 15, 2018
      Car Parts, Cordoba
      report
      trail: Car Parts
      3 |
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:32pm
      Feb 15, 2018
      Car Parts, Cordoba
      report
      trail: Peak Flow
      199 |
      Aug 25, 2016 @ 3:28pm
      Aug 25, 2016
      Peak Flow, My City
      report
      trail: Peak Flow
      259 |
      Jul 9, 2016 @ 4:11pm
      Jul 9, 2016
      Peak Flow, My City
      more photos »

      Videos of Wellington Mountain Bike

      Manu Williams, Schlapping TuRnS 'n' Boostin BeRmS
      trail: Jail Brake
      1:42 | 91 | Jan 17, 2018
      Nikau Valley to Aratihi Connector
      4:39 | 27 | Jan 12, 2018
      Nikau Valley
      8:09 | 29 | Dec 30, 2017
      Leaping Lizard
      1:12 | 33 | Dec 29, 2017
      more videos »

      Wellington Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Makara Peak Grand Loop (intermediate & advanced)
      8 miles
      Polhill Loop - Quick and fun
      7 miles
      Skyline (The Full Version)
      24 miles
      Makara Peak Out The Back
      6 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1460449WilmreportSilverskymint
      Feb 17, 2018 @ 3:45pm
      2 days
      user #1448842MightyRedtrailRibsThere is a sign on the gate at the start of...
      Jan 27, 2018 @ 12:26am
      Jan 27, 2018
      user #1448842MightyRedtrailRibs ExitNot a mountain bike track no more. Nice walk...
      Jan 27, 2018 @ 12:20am
      Jan 27, 2018
      user #1469477Ben24626trail"A"Broke my arm on this one today. Prob not for...
      Jan 23, 2018 @ 2:48am
      Jan 23, 2018
      user #1117028longliveendurotrailLive WiresI liked that much more the going down via...
      Jan 13, 2018 @ 10:23pm
      Jan 13, 2018
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1345024danhunt899addridelogFeb 19, 2018 ride log
      Feb 20, 2018 @ 1:20am
      48 mins
      user #1220119Wasleyk7addridelogFeb 19, 2018 ride log
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 9:00pm
      5 hours
      user #1020533passive649addtrailUpper Leaping Lizard Extension
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 7:35pm
      7 hours
      user #1020533passive649updatetrailLive Wires and 2 more
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 6:39pm
      7 hours
      user #1302362ojongeriuscommentridelogFeb 17, 2018 ride log
      Feb 19, 2018 @ 5:17pm
      9 hours
      view more »

      Bike & Skill Parks

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      Karitane Jumpsskill parkWellington
      Karori BMX Trackskill parkWellington
      Makara Peak Skills Areaskill parkWellington
      Miramar Pump Trackskill parkWellington
      Mt Vic Skills areaskill parkWellington
      view all skill parks »

      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Polhill Gully Reserve 1 71.3 km
      Mt Vic 2 4 71.5 km
      Wrights Hill 1 7 2 12 km
      Western Hills 1 8 1 12.2 km
      Southern Suburbs 4 1 12.8 km
      • By brenthillier NSMBA Plus & contributors
      • Admins: ralley
      • #3650 - 13,488 views

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