1,475 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-200 ft
Descent
00:02:21
Avg time

491 Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1838 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 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.

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More Stats for 491 mountain bike trail 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
    00:02:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:17
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Status:
on Jul 25, 2021
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (13 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      491 Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 12:42am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Riding surprisingly well given the recent deluges of rain
      Jul 12, 2019 @ 2:08pm
      Jul 12, 2019
      Muddy.
      Jun 15, 2019 @ 1:29pm
      Jun 15, 2019
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 4:51pm
      Dec 15, 2018
      Running mint
      Dec 10, 2018 @ 3:56pm
      Dec 10, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 12 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 300 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,230 rides
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      Photos

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      34 |
      Jan 20, 2021 @ 1:55pm
      Jan 20, 2021
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      Jan 20, 2021 @ 1:55pm
      Jan 20, 2021
      79 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017
      73 |
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 6:18pm
      Jun 24, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      Spoonhill Circuit
      4 miles
      Super Riser 419
      10 miles
      2019 NZ NISS Enduro2 - PNP Draft1
      4,846 ft

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      NickMcB (Nov 21, 2020 at 21:05)
       Iconic Wellington trail.
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