1,475 ft
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-200 ft
Descent
00:01:53
Avg time

491 Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    All year
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #5807

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
    00:01:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:12
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Status:
on May 8, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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491 Trail Reports

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May 8, 2017 @ 2:57am
May 8, 2017
Mar 31, 2017 @ 7:33pm
Mar 31, 2017
Mar 28, 2017 @ 6:13pm
Mar 28, 2017
Very slick after the recent rain. The slippery tree roots are just waiting for a victim.
Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:32am
Oct 24, 2016
Mainly dry with the odd puddle and sketchy root. Riding pretty good
Jun 28, 2015 @ 12:11am
Jun 28, 2015
Is riding great for winter!
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Dec 21, 2014 @ 3:39pm
Dec 21, 2014
491, Wellington

Routes with this trail

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Spoonhill Circuit
3.8 miles
Super Riser 419
10.3 miles

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491/spoonhill
2:42 | 45 | Apr 25, 2017 , Lower Hutt
491 Wainuiomata POV Raw
3:46 | 85 | Sep 21, 2016 , Lower Hutt
491 and spoonhill in wainuiomata
3:11 | 510 | Jul 19, 2016 , Lower Hutt
Downhill Escape (491 & Spoon Hill)
2:03 | 190 | Jan 26, 2016 , Lower Hutt
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