4 miles
Distance
1,756 ft
Climb
-1,376 ft
Descent
00:48:17
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • Difficulty rating
    Access Road/Trail
  • Trail type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in rain
    Yes

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
    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
    00:48:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:54:52
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Status:
on Nov 4, 2017
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Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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ECNZ Pylon track... Trail Reports

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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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