3 miles
1,102 ft
-875 ft
1,359 ft
High Point

Dress Circle Details

  • Riding area
    Porirua East
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • 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 start
    1,131 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,359 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,707 ft
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