4 miles
1,756 ft
-1,376 ft
Avg time


  • Riding area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All year
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in rain

The ECNZ pylon track was a track used for maintenance of the Electricity pylons along the western hills of the Hutt Valley. It is a 4x4 trail used by walkers, runners, horses, bikers and service vehicles maintaining the many transmission stations on the western hills. This southern sections runs from the top of the Wainuiomata Hill, around Mount Fitzherbet with it's cluster of transmission towers, to a clearing and fork in the road at Mount Ken.

Access Info

The main access from the south western end is from the top of the Wainuiomata Hill. Alternative access is via Jungle Gym from Waiau Trail Park, or up one of the fire breaks from the Lower Hutt side (Te Whiti fire break, Summit Road fire break or Wilkie fire break).

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More Stats for ECNZ Pylon track (South section) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    380 ft
  • Altitude min
    605 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,158 ft
  • Altitude start
    605 ft
  • Altitude end
    985 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,580 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 4, 2017
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ecnz-pylon-track-south-section trailhead (-41.243370, 174.923240)
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ECNZ Pylon track... Trail Reports

Nov 4, 2017 @ 12:03am
Nov 4, 2017
Just road the part of the track north from the Te Whiti Riser and it's been regraded too so alot nicer riding. all the way thru to the start of...
Oct 16, 2017 @ 11:49pm
Oct 16, 2017
They have just Re graded the track, which really improves the track and reduced the technical requirement, to traverse this track. At least the...
Aug 18, 2017 @ 3:44am
Aug 18, 2017
Chewed up by 4wds - pylon work means traffic and wet weather hasn't mixed well
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