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.
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) bike trail
Altitude change380 ft
Altitude min605 ft
Altitude max1,158 ft
Altitude start605 ft
Altitude end985 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat1,580 ft
Avg reverse time00:54:52
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
ECNZ Pylon track... Trail Reports
Nov 4, 2017 @ 12:03amNov 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 @ 11:49pmOct 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 @ 3:44amAug 18, 2017
|Chewed up by 4wds - pylon work means traffic and wet weather hasn't mixed well|
Routes with this trail
|Big ride at Waiu||8 miles|
|Freewheel Loop from Pukeatua Bridge||3 miles|
|PNP Club Champs 2018 – Super D (Easy) race||2 miles|
|PNP Club & College Champs 2018 XC Long Course race||6 miles|
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