3 miles
Distance
1,102 ft
Climb
-875 ft
Descent
00:46:27
Avg time

Dress Circle Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Porirua East
    Porirua
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

This track more-or-less traverses the ridgeline all the way from Round Knob through to Belmont Trig, summiting several hills including Cannons Head.
Although there are no big climbs or descents on this track, there is a series of small hills. When travelling from north to south the cumulative altitude gain is about 200m - even though the two track ends differ in altitude by less than 40m.
Most of the track surface consists of hard-packed dirt and rock, with a fair amount of grass covering in many places.
There are several exits from this track. At the northern end is Round Knob. At or near the southern end is: Belmont Trig, Belmont Trig South, and Horokiwi Bridleway. Along the way you could also take: Cannons Head, Middle Ridge, or Takapu Ridge.

source: Tracks.org
Access Info

Belmont trig, Takapu road, old coach road

Much of this track is fully exposed to the wind from every direction, so prepare accordingly

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dress Circle mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    228 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,131 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,359 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,131 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,359 ft
  • Grade
    1.321%
  • Grade max
    -41.582%
  • Grade min
    41.122%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,707 ft
  • Avg time
    00:46:27
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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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
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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
  • Ideal
  • 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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 42 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Petone-Belmont challenge
      10 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Dancoop (Dec 1, 2018 at 17:36)
       Easy to get lost, check gps often
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