24.4 miles
7,663 ft
-8,432 ft
1,391 ft
High Point

Starting at the Old Coach Road in Johnsonville and finishing in Owhiro Bay.

This track is a solid day's undertaking and almost all off road using a mixture of single track, farm trails and old 4WD tracks. On a good day it's truly epic, on a bad day it's also epic but possibly in a worse way depending on how much you like to suffer.

If you need food en route, the easiest spot is the dairy opposite the entrance to Sth Karori Rd. Water can be topped up in the Makara Peak car park, otherwise you're on your own until the end.

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Trails in Route

Old Coach Road to Kaukau Summit5.1 miles
Skyline17.8 miles
Varley's1.7 miles
Zacs Track2.2 miles
North Face3.3 miles
JFK1.2 miles
Allington Rd Connector82 ft
Smokin'2,523 ft
Ridgeline Extension2,251 ft
Big Toms Wheelie1,621 ft
SWIGG1,624 ft
Starfish5,105 ft
Salvation5.2 miles
Parade ground1.4 miles
Fenceline6.1 miles
Windmill1,414 ft
Carparts Extension2.8 miles
Barking Emu4.1 miles
Red Rocks8.5 miles
Red Rocks old exit292 ft
Red Rocks Coastal Route5.3 miles


  • Difficulty rating
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Skyline (The Full Version) mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -769 ft
  • Altitude min
    5 ft
  • Altitude start
    790 ft
  • Altitude end
    21 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    10.9 miles
  • Distance down
    11.6 miles
  • Distance flat
    1.9 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Red Rocks - Sky to sea
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Zacs Track
Jan 20, 2017 @ 5:03pm
Jan 20, 2017
Barking Emu
Jan 14, 2017 @ 10:33am
Jan 14, 2017
Carparts Extension
Jan 14, 2017 @ 10:33am
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Jan 14, 2017
Ridgeline Extension
Jan 7, 2017 @ 6:17am
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