1,475 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-200 ft
Descent
00:02:02
Avg time

491 Details

  • Riding Area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1838 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

491 is an alternative to Spoonhill. Both are technical DH trails but 491 can be ridden in the wet. 491 meets up with Spoonhill after about 500 meters. The trail has quite a few drop offs, is quite rooty in places and several of the drops are quite rutted (so can be railed easily).

When joined back with Spoonhill trail be sure to take the Nga Tuna turn off on the right otherwise you'll have to complete all of Spoon hill and then ride back to the Wiau carpark. It's not far though.

Access Info

Access to 491 is off the Spoonhill trail. Approximately 150 m in turn left and your on it. Spoon hill is accessed at the junction between Labyrinth and Towai Traverse. Or you can ride up the ENCZ 4x4 access road and take the turn off to the third pylon.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 491 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -185 ft
  • Altitude min
    668 ft
  • Altitude max
    864 ft
  • Altitude start
    853 ft
  • Altitude end
    668 ft
  • Grade max
    -91.588%
  • Grade min
    10.03%
  • Distance climb
    259 ft
  • Distance down
    1,115 ft
  • Distance flat
    101 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:38
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Status:
on Dec 15, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.75 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      491 Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 217 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,362 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
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      491, Wellington
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      Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:25am
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      491, Wellington
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      Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:25am
      Jun 23, 2017
      491, Wellington

      Routes with this trail

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