3,207 ft
Distance
106 ft
Climb
-324 ft
Descent
00:05:00
Avg time

Car Parts Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #3283 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    WCC

(Advanced trail, a little harder than Windmill or Transient)
Tight swoopy track that increases difficulty with speed. Lots of weaving. Gets very messy when wet.
http://tracks.org.nz/track/show/24

Access Info

From the wind turbine you drop down a short slope to the start of the single track. Immediately below the car park

More Stats for Car Parts bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -218 ft
  • Altitude min
    965 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude end
    981 ft
  • Grade max
    -89.378%
  • Grade min
    32.109%
  • Distance climb
    951 ft
  • Distance down
    1,833 ft
  • Distance flat
    351 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:16
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Status:
on Aug 31, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (18 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to car-parts trailhead (-41.311410, 174.744520)
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      Car Parts Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 35 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 609 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,283 rides
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      Photos

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      6 |
      May 25, 2019 @ 7:43pm
      May 25, 2019
      34 |
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:33pm
      Feb 15, 2018
      25 |
      Feb 15, 2018 @ 10:32pm
      Feb 15, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Polhill: Windmill & Back
      7 miles
      Polhill-Barking Emu Return
      13 miles

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag mccmartini MCG (Oct 6, 2015 at 2:01)
       As said by Gristle, This trail is a bit above Intermediate but not expert (Advance) needs to be distinguished
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag gristlybits BTB (Oct 7, 2015 at 14:18)
       Yep, if only to match the WCC grading.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag oweNickel (Nov 15, 2015 at 0:19)
       I'd call it a blue at best. Speed is not a factor when rating a track.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag gristlybits BTB (Nov 19, 2015 at 16:03)
       I've changed the rating to intermediate. I'm pretty sure it used to be advanced with the WCC, but they have it as intermediate now. It is less sketchy than it was pre-windmill.
      [Reply]

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