6 miles
Distance
2,995 ft
Climb
-3,117 ft
Descent
1,114 ft
High Point

An Advanced grade loop taking you out to the wilds of Makara Peak.

Harder than an Intermediate grade due to Upper Leaping Lizard and Leaping Lizard. This loop (riding back to the car park along Sth Karori Rd), takes you out to the quieter southern end of the park where the old school rugged trails are. If Leaping Lizard was just too much fun, head back up Possum Bait Line (physically hard uphill track), tack on Nikau out to Missing Link and head back up again.

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More Stats for Makara Peak Out The Back mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    305 ft
  • Altitude start
    431 ft
  • Altitude end
    310 ft
  • Grade
    -0.378%
  • Grade max
    -71.719%
  • Grade min
    81.196%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,849 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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      Upper Leaping Lizard @ Makara Peak
      Upper Leaping Lizard @ Makara Peak
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      Dec 16, 2018
      Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
      Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
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      Oct 12, 2018
      Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
      Leaping Lizard Trail, Wellington, NZ (static cam)
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      Aug 26, 2018

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