1,475 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-200 ft
Descent
00:02:00
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
    #1811

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 mountain 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
    00:02:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:38
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Status:
on Jun 1, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to 491 trailhead (-41.240780, 174.928860)
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491 Trail Reports

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Jun 1, 2018 @ 9:00pm
Jun 1, 2018
Lots of branches down and mud but perfectly rideable.
Jun 1, 2018 @ 8:59pm
Jun 1, 2018
Dec 16, 2017 @ 4:50pm
Dec 16, 2017
Dry, riding very well. grip is max in all sections. no moon dust.
Dec 14, 2017 @ 11:32am
Dec 14, 2017
Good trail lots of drops and technical sections is Altoona fun and is dry and rideable with ease
Aug 18, 2017 @ 3:43am
Aug 18, 2017
Muddy but fun - holding up well
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Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
Jun 24, 2017
491, Wellington
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Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
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491, Wellington
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Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:25am
Jun 23, 2017
491, Wellington
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Jun 23, 2017 @ 12:25am
Jun 23, 2017
491, Wellington

Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Spoonhill Circuit
4 miles
Super Riser 419
10 miles

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Videos

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491/SpoonHill : Waiu Park 18/3/18
5:13 | 43 | Jul 7, 2018 , Lower Hutt
Downhill Escape (491 & Spoon Hill)
2:03 | 310 | Jan 26, 2016 , Lower Hutt
491/spoonhill
2:42 | 161 | Apr 25, 2017 , Lower Hutt
491 Wainuiomata POV Raw
3:46 | 166 | Sep 21, 2016 , Lower Hutt
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