5 miles
Distance
2,282 ft
Climb
-2,281 ft
Descent
968 ft
High Point

This loop starts and finishes at the main car park on South Karori Road. It climbs at a steady gradient via Koru and Sally Alley to roughly half way up the peak, before traversing across on Three Brothers.

From the end of Three Brothers you get to descend back to the car park on the fast, smooth and flowy JFK, Smokin, a short flat section of Ridgeline Extension, Big Tom's Wheelie and then finally Lazy Fern.

These are all intermediate grade tracks that are mostly under the trees and offer protection and shelter from the sun, wind or rain. This loops is a good option in the unlikely event that the weather's really bad, you don't feel like going all the way to the summit, or if you are short on time.

There are a variety of alternative tracks that can be used as part of the descent all of which are a harder grade than the tracks recommended, including Ridgeline Extension, SWIGG and Starfish instead of Lazy Fern or Magic Carpet and Live Wires depending on skill level and tastes.

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Details

  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
More Stats for Makara Peak Lower Peak Intermediate Loop mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    393 ft
  • Altitude start
    436 ft
  • Altitude end
    438 ft
  • Grade
    0.006%
  • Grade max
    -55.244%
  • Grade min
    90.689%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,589 ft
Avg: 4 (2 votes)
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Trail Style
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Trail transparency
486
Last half of Sally Allley
Last half of Sally Allley
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Jun 5, 2016
first dry weekend!

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