3.1 miles
Distance
803 ft
Climb
-792 ft
Descent
1,165 ft
High Point

Up 4 degrees, along Old Coach Road, down Borderline

Detailed Description
BAMBA Option 4 - Short Advanced Loop is a 3 mile moderately popular easy route located near Lower Hutt. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 15 trails. This route climbs 803 ft with a max elevation of 1,165 ft then descends -792 ft.
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46 Reviews & Comments

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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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simon-ob MPS (Dec 29, 2022 at 13:23)
Trail 4 Degrees
Bench width, surface roughness, plus some sustained steep sections make it more like a grade 3. Not at all hard, but compared to the climb on the other side of the hill which is a genuine grade 2.
[Reply]
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deester84 (Jan 17, 2022 at 0:14)
Trail Borderline
Superb descent from Old Coach Road. A lesson in keeping off the brakes. Great rocky chutes and pretty steep in parts but all excellent entertainment!
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:15)
Trail 4 Degrees
Pleasant climb, mostly under bush cover, with the odd (very easy) rocky / techy bits to keep things mildly interesting. As the trail weathers and more rocks are exposed, it pushes the trail to the harder end of a green. Most riders will ride it with their eyes closed but kids or new riders may find some sections a bit tricky.

Vastly preferable to the horrible slog up the 4x4 track.
[Reply]
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
[Reply]
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
[Reply]
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
[Reply]
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
[Reply]
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:55)
Trail 4 Degrees
Good climb, tracks down from the top are good
[Reply]
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Themadshamma (Jul 26, 2018 at 21:06)
Trail Borderline
Much more gnarlier than Weta
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
[Reply]
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 23, 2017 at 2:32)
Trail 4 Degrees
This is a two way track which also is used by walkers, so shouldn't be used to PR while downhill, due to safety to walkers and uphill cyclist.However a great extended continuous climb from Stratton street to Old Coach road so you can thrash one of the designated downhill track to the bottom again.
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Trails in Route

4 Degrees2 miles
Old Coach Road1,335 ft
Borderline3,589 ft
Bridleway157 ft

Details

  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Green
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    DH, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    65
More Stats for BAMBA Option 4 - Short Advanced Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    510 ft
  • Altitude start
    510 ft
  • Altitude end
    518 ft
  • Grade max
    -49.8%
  • Grade min
    42.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1,713 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Old Coach Road
Jan 8, 2023 @ 4:45am
Jan 8, 2023
Some puddles, but mostly great overall
Borderline
Dec 29, 2022 @ 2:48pm
Dec 29, 2022
A bit overgrown in places but nice and dry.
4 Degrees
Dec 29, 2022 @ 1:24pm
Dec 29, 2022
A bit of moisture in the valleys and under the trees but generally drying out. Surface continues to rough up in places. Similar feel to Salvation.
Bridleway
Nov 23, 2015 @ 12:31pm
Nov 23, 2015
The Bridalway is actually the "Bridleway" ie: a horse track, please share nicely with walkers and horse riders. Thank you :-)
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