2,068 ft
108 ft
-137 ft
Avg time

Bailout Details

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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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New exit out to South Karori Road from the bottom Leaping Lizard for those who don't want to have to climb back up into the park via Possum Bait Line. Makes Leaping Lizard a much more appealing prospect.

Built by the Makara Peak Supporters and several corporate work parties over 2014.

Access Info

From the bottom of Leaping Lizard and at the start of Possum Bait Line. Alternatively, you can grovel up it from South Karori Road. Look out for the bollard with the sign towards the end of the road. It crosses private property and close to a house so please respect the land owners.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bailout mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -29 ft
  • Altitude min
    307 ft
  • Altitude max
    410 ft
  • Altitude start
    344 ft
  • Altitude end
    315 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    815 ft
  • Distance down
    1,254 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jan 2, 2018
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bailout trailhead (-41.303321, 174.706918)
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Bailout Trail Reports

Jan 2, 2018 @ 2:07pm
Jan 2, 2018
Blackberry covering the track in some parts
Dec 3, 2015 @ 11:28am
Dec 3, 2015
Trail line trimmed recently.
Nov 18, 2015 @ 11:57pm
Nov 18, 2015
Recently weed sprayed.
Mar 14, 2015 @ 10:28am
Mar 14, 2015
Great new exit for leaping Lizard, Nice Stream at the end, swim if ya keen!
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Makara Peak Out The Back
6 miles

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