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
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  • Icy
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Makara: Leaping Lizard
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Aug 11, 2018
Makara Peak - Leaping Lizard
Makara Peak - Leaping Lizard
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Aug 7, 2018
New Upper Leaping Lizard Trail, Makara Peak,...
New Upper Leaping Lizard Trail, Makara Peak, Wellington, NZ
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Jul 26, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Sally Alley
Aug 4, 2018 @ 11:23pm
Aug 4, 2018
Upper Leaping Lizard
Jul 29, 2018 @ 3:02am
Jul 29, 2018
Gravel needs to be swept urgently. Great gravel though. I love gravel
Koru
Jul 27, 2018 @ 6:57pm
Jul 27, 2018
Missing Link
Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:46pm
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Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:46pm
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