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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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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Trail transparency
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
Makara ULL Transit   Cold not Ugly
Makara ULL Transit Cold not Ugly
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Aug 16, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

traildateconditiondescription
Leaping Lizard
Dec 10, 2018 @ 3:19pm
Dec 10, 2018
Koru
Dec 8, 2018 @ 8:18pm
Dec 8, 2018
Sally Alley
Dec 8, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Dec 8, 2018
Missing Link
Dec 8, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Dec 8, 2018
Aratihi
Dec 8, 2018 @ 12:29pm
Dec 8, 2018
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