3 miles
811 ft
-1,479 ft
Avg time

Dry Creek Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    Slippery when wet but rideable
  • Global Ranking
    #45707 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Dry Creek is a deviation from Boulder Hill. Ride up the Boulder Hill access road and turn right at the first seat you come to (the seat is there for a reason, you may want to take a breather). These tracks are unmaintained access tracks in Belmont Regional Park. On occasion they are used for various reasons (for example in 2014 the tracks were to lay a fibre optic cable across the hills from the Hutt Valley to Porirua)but most of the time see no traffic other than walkers and riders.

The trail is a combination of 3 uphill sections (including the first stage which is the Boulderhill track) and 3 down hill sections. The first 2 downhills are relatively short with very steep climbs after them. The second of the downhills is through open farm land and is very flowy - but slippery when wet. The final downhill moves from a flowing track to a rutted and very steep (18%) gravel track with a tight turn right at the bottom. The ruts move from side to side.

This can be a long ride for the distance. Expect between 40 minutes (for the fit) to 1 hr 30. It gets very hot in summer (and the cicada's can be leathal) but is quite sheltered in the winter (although wet and slippery).

Access Info

Access is from the Belmont Regional Park entry at Dry Creek. Turn off SH2 at the Haywards lights and take your first left and then right. Take the steep track to the left of the information sign and then right at the top on the gravel road.

This area has been victim to car break ins in the past so either make sure you take all your valuables with you or consider parking further up thge hill opposite the quarry (which is where some of the Lord of the Rings trilogy was filmed).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Dry Creek bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -669 ft
  • Altitude min
    143 ft
  • Altitude max
    996 ft
  • Altitude start
    811 ft
  • Altitude end
    143 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,205 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Dec 22, 2017
Avg: 2 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Other Other
Directions to dry-creek-17340 trailhead (-41.156420, 174.948840)
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Dry Creek Trail Reports

Dec 22, 2017 @ 1:48am
Dec 22, 2017
Dec 1, 2017 @ 2:26pm
Dec 1, 2017
Dry with very loose large gravel. Trail is fine, but need to check speed when cornering.
Oct 5, 2017 @ 10:18pm
Oct 5, 2017
Most of the track has had a digger/grader over it since all the rain we've had. this has resurfaced alot of the hill sections which will take some...
Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:19pm
Apr 30, 2016
Feb 13, 2016 @ 10:03pm
Feb 13, 2016
went wrong way. I think meant to enter via Belmont camp ground? pretty uninspiring ride.
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Apr 30, 2016 @ 6:22pm
Apr 30, 2016
Dry Creek, My City

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Dry Creek Loop 6 June 2011 - full run
450 | Oct 18, 2014 , Lower Hutt
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