1 miles
Distance
502 ft
Climb
-751 ft
Descent
00:10:33
Avg time

Barking Emu Details

  • Riding Area
    Hawkins Hill
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12913 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2011
  • Land Manager
    WCC

Two-way track that runs from the southern end of Car Parts Extension to the intersection of the Tip Track and Red Rocks.

source: tracks.org
Access Info

Northern end - via Carparts Extension, or via the radome road, entering at the Long Gully turnoff.
Southern end - approx 400m from the top of the Tip Track at the Red Rocks junction.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Barking Emu bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -248 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,105 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,392 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,353 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,105 ft
  • Grade max
    -104.326%
  • Grade min
    68.891%
  • Distance climb
    3,515 ft
  • Distance down
    3,508 ft
  • Distance flat
    419 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:43
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Status:
on Mar 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
      Directions to barking-emu trailhead (-41.330480, 174.730790)
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      Barking Emu Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Mar 15, 2019 @ 3:22pm
      Mar 15, 2019
      Gorse has done well over summer
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 1:25am
      Aug 25, 2018
      Perfect Condition, slightly damp
      Aug 18, 2018 @ 2:31pm
      Aug 18, 2018
      Aug 10, 2018 @ 2:49pm
      Aug 10, 2018
      Mar 17, 2018 @ 1:01pm
      Mar 17, 2018
      Lots of pebbles / rocks, would be more enjoyable when cleared.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,300 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      12 |
      Aug 25, 2018 @ 1:22am
      Aug 25, 2018
      Barking Emu, My City
      248 |
      May 1, 2015 @ 4:00am
      May 1, 2015
      Barking Emu, Wellington

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag ballspoint (Aug 19, 2017 at 19:55)
       website is showing closed? But no closed signs at track entrance and nothing wrong wit track. I sweetish but still very riddable.
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