8 miles
2,990 ft
-2,991 ft
1,316 ft
High Point

Tired of Koru and looking for an alternative to the usual intermediate or grade 3 lap of Makara Peak?

Try parking at Karori Park or Muds Cycles and head up to the entrance on St Albans Ave.

Rimu, Miro and the recently opened Magic Carpet loop are a great way to warm up with some gentle singletrack before heading up and over the suspension bridge to the summit. The suggested route follows the grade 3 trails back to the main carpark. Alternatively you could head north down Zac's, Varleys and Wahine or pick and choose your decent based on what takes your fancy.

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Trails in Route

Rimu2,352 ft
Big Toms Wheelie276 ft
Magic Carpet3,386 ft
Sally Alley3,615 ft
Three Brothers (Part 1)1,211 ft
Upswing3,471 ft
Peak Flow5,220 ft
Three Brothers (Part 3)1,030 ft
JFK1,788 ft
Smokin'571 ft
Big Toms Wheelie381 ft
SWIGG1,329 ft
Starfish1,519 ft


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  • Direction
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More Stats for Makara Peak alternative intermediate loop from Karori Park mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    436 ft
  • Altitude start
    462 ft
  • Altitude end
    462 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,945 ft
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