24 miles
Distance
7,663 ft
Climb
-8,432 ft
Descent
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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
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
    -0.596%
  • Grade max
    -65.016%
  • Grade min
    69.778%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    12 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 4 (1 votes)
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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Makara: Smokin
Makara: Smokin
trail: Smokin'
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Aug 14, 2018
Makara: North Face
Makara: North Face
trail: North Face
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Aug 14, 2018
Skyline Trail, Johnsonville to Makara Peak,...
Skyline Trail, Johnsonville to Makara Peak, Wellington, NZ
trail: Skyline
5:03 | 8 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 12, 2018

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