4 miles
Distance
1,756 ft
Climb
-1,376 ft
Descent
00:51:29
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    35 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for ECNZ Pylon track (South section) bike trail
  • Altitude change
    380 ft
  • Altitude min
    605 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,158 ft
  • Altitude start
    605 ft
  • Altitude end
    985 ft
  • Grade
    1.699%
  • Grade max
    -51.122%
  • Grade min
    53.842%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,580 ft
  • Avg time
    00:51:29
  • Avg reverse time
    00:54:52
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Status:
on Nov 19, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • 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
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      ECNZ Pylon track... Trail Reports

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      Nov 19, 2018 @ 11:00pm
      Nov 19, 2018
      As described before, has been regraded. The ruts are gone. Bit of mud in the shady bits, but overall in great condition for riding.
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
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      • 68 rides
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