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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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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
  • 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
      Western Hills from Makara Peak to Johnsonville
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Chartwell/Skyline Car Park google parking directions
      Region Details
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      • 1
      • 1
      • 8
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Sep 25, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,724
      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent
      6,300 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,338 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,385 ft
      Reports
      67
      Photos
      95
      Ridden Counter
      1,027

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 1 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance

      Photos of Western Hills Mountain Bike

      trail: Skyline
      2 |
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 1:33pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      trail: Skyline
      2 |
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 1:33pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      trail: Skyline
      3 |
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 1:31pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      trail: Skyline
      3 |
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 1:31pm
      Oct 12, 2019

      Videos of Western Hills Mountain Bike

      Jesse riding karori dh
      trail: K Hole
      3:12 | 497 | Jul 5, 2016
      karori downhill edit
      1:24 | 496 | Nov 19, 2015
      WELLINGTON DOWNHILL SERIES//ROUND 1 KARORI
      trail: K Hole
      3:56 | 1320 | Oct 5, 2015
      98DH AKA K-Hole
      trail: K Hole
      2:23 | 938 | Nov 9, 2014

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Old Coach Rd (From Sirsi Tce)
      Sep 25, 2019 @ 5:32pm
      Sep 25, 2019
      DryRedboynz
      Old Coach Road
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 7:23pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      DryCorwinAs a climb, perfect. Probably would have...
      Skyline
      Jul 28, 2019 @ 3:22pm
      Jul 28, 2019
      Drypassive649 Makara Crofton Downs to Karori section running...
      Chartwell
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:29pm
      Jul 12, 2019
      WetDave967
      Wahine
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 4:36am
      Jul 12, 2019
      VariableLachyERunning good wet roots early in,...
      Old Coach Road to Kaukau Summit
      Apr 26, 2019 @ 11:16pm
      Apr 26, 2019
      DryPierlero
      K Hole
      Feb 25, 2019 @ 11:42pm
      Feb 25, 2019
      Drywideopennewzealand
      Cemetery
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 10:50pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      Drywideopennewzealand
      Substation
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 2:04pm
      Jan 19, 2019
      DryCarlhead
      Opau Loop Track
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 7:40pm
      Oct 19, 2018
      Very DrywideopennewzealandThe last part of the ridge line down to...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1797934claytonviljoenaddphoto in My City and 3 more
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 1:31pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      user #1797934claytonviljoenriddentrailSkyline and 1 more
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 9:22pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1935996KayMacriddentrailK2
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 8:51pm
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1953374CaseysjwishlisttrailOpau Loop Track
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 7:42am
      Oct 11, 2019
      user #1797934claytonviljoenwishlisttrailChartwell
      Oct 11, 2019 @ 3:05am
      Oct 11, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1852868Dave967trailChartwellIt's a nice area to have fun and nice views,...
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 11:13pm
      Jul 12, 2019
      user #1705848fraser-nzltrailSilverskyFun and fast track, quite narrow and a bit...
      Feb 17, 2019 @ 9:47pm
      Feb 17, 2019
      user #1094993TuracotrailSilverskyBottom 150m is narrow and tight, but it...
      Feb 15, 2019 @ 9:34pm
      Feb 15, 2019
      user #1094993TuracotrailSubstationIt is very attractive
      Jul 17, 2018 @ 2:16pm
      Jul 17, 2018
      user #1460449WilmreportSilverskymint
      Feb 17, 2018 @ 3:45pm
      Feb 17, 2018

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Te Ahumairangi 3 8 41.5 km
      Wrights Hill 1 7 2 12.8 km
      Polhill Gully Reserve 1 83 km
      Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park 9 15 4 13.4 km
      Mt Vic 2 4 63.6 km
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