9.9 miles
2,728 ft
-2,718 ft
1,476 ft
High Point

Good medium ride for a training ride. easy access from lower hutt

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Belmont trig is a 10 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Wellington. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 2,728 ft with a max elevation of 1,476 ft then descends -2,718 ft.
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14 Reviews & Comments

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donalduck (Jan 29, 2023 at 5:34)
Be aware this is as an uphill section of the running route of the Crazy Man multisport race. Usually held in early December. Check the date of the race before riding and expect plenty of trail runners training on it in the weeks leading up to the race
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Ltunnell (Aug 14, 2022 at 3:21)
To be honest this was a little bit of a let down.
It’s not your average trail it’s overgrown at certain parts and there isn’t a really clear path of where your going and I don’t think it’s worth the climb, but that’s just my opinion
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batgirl93 (May 2, 2022 at 20:44)
Trail Korokoro Dam
Rocky and narrow in some places but otherwise a fun ride
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 3:00)
Trail Korokoro Dam
Easy meandering trail up the valley. There are bypasses around all stream crossings. Very popular with walkers and gets rammed in the weekend. Seems to be busier as an ascent.

Very narrow in parts with reasonable drops to water off the side, so difficult to find a spot to pass. I find it easier to stop and wave walkers through then try and squeeze by with 800mm bars.
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 2:53)
Steep climb up to Belmont Trig from Baked Beans Bend. First third is a series of pinch climbs on loose gravel, second third is under tree cover and the final third is open on rutty, loose clay with a couple of good tech climbs. Lovely views at the top over the Hutt Valley, Wellington Harbour, Pauatahanui, Porirua and north to Kapiti. Relatively busy on weekends but nothing compared to the Korokoro Dam trail on the valley floor.
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deskpop (Sep 1, 2021 at 2:33)
Definitely not a green. Two pinch climbs at the start are amongst the worst bits. Steep bits with loose gravel, seems to dry out well. Nice views of the valley on the way up.
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simon-ob MPS (Jul 31, 2021 at 19:31)
Definitely not an easy track. Perhaps the bypasses built around recent slips have made it steeper? Regardless, some of the climbs will have everyone but the strongest and fittest riders preferring to get off and push.
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TyronekLTBLS (Feb 25, 2021 at 10:02)
Great climb on an E-MTB, still gets the heart rate up but makes you enjoy the ride Smile
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:53)
Track overgrown I got lost
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Dancoop (Feb 19, 2021 at 18:49)
Really steep in places and loose gravel
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wideopennewzealand (May 9, 2020 at 18:23)
As at 10 May 2020, a small slip but nothing of concern. I rode the hardtail over the slip with no worries. If you are not confident on uneven surfaces, maybe consider avoiding.
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 19, 2017 at 22:43)
Excellent Technical track and very challenging when ascending, Some long constant heart pounding climbs and switch-back corners. Great sense of a achievement when you get to the top and Belmont Trig. Highly Recommended to those who like a challenging climb.
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Zanhammer (Jan 20, 2018 at 4:30)
Would rate this as steep as say Climie?
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chickenlittleNZ (Apr 18, 2018 at 3:28)
Sorry Haven't been up Climie yet, my bad... I was shocked by the intensity of this climbing in places.... This was one of the first hard climbs I did when I brought my Hard-tail MTB back in 2016, I'm from a road background, thought I was pretty fit... not for this type of stuff.... am now, but not back then....


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More Stats for Belmont trig mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    9 ft
  • Altitude min
    37 ft
  • Altitude start
    37 ft
  • Altitude end
    46 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,707 ft
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KoroKoro Dam to Cornish St
KoroKoro Dam to Cornish St
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Jul 30, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Baked Beans Bend to Belmont Trig
Jan 16, 2023 @ 3:19am
Jan 16, 2023
Slips all clear.
Baked Beans Bend
Aug 24, 2022 @ 3:52am
Aug 24, 2022
Contractors had just finished clearing the slips when I went past. There is quite a bit of damage to the trails from the slips but compared to Korokoro Valley it is much improved. GWRC do a great job of getting these trails sorted after heavy rain.
Korokoro Dam
Aug 24, 2022 @ 3:49am
Aug 24, 2022
Track status still as per previous report but I only rode as far as Baked Beans Bend. There is a tree down at the Cornish St entrance but it has been propped up to allow access. The big slip is definitely sketchy and the debris didn't feel 'settled' at all.
Baked Beans Baitline
Sep 12, 2021 @ 12:54am
Sep 12, 2021
Is not clear to first timers, does look like an old trail used to continue straight where the bait line turns left, before being covered with dead trees. Also the sign from WCC says not to use the track as it’s just for possum baiting
Belmont 2 Bridleway
Jan 24, 2021 @ 12:41pm
Jan 24, 2021
Would have been nice if there’d been some moisture, pretty tough to maintain footing. Lots of butterflies and dragonflies
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