1.3 miles
Distance
289 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:12:59
Avg time

Freewheel Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #2966 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1180 in E-Biking
    • #16202 in Trail Running
    • #93433 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013
  • Land Manager
    Hutt City Council

Freewheel is a fast flowing single track taking you from the Towai Trig to the Wainuiomata Hill Rd summit.

Freewheel traverses the western side of the hill (the Hutt side). It is fast flowing with an array of jumps, drops, switchbacks, shoots, banked turns, and lots of lovely gorse to catch you if come off and fall down the hill.

Access Info

Access is from the ECNZ 4x4 access road. You can either ride up the access road, ride Labyrinth until the Spoonhill/Towai Traverse junction and join the access road or ride to the end of Towai Traverse. At the end of Towai Traverse turn left (south) and follow the access road until you see the entrance to Freewheel on the right (across a little wooden bridge).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Freewheel mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -426 ft
  • Altitude min
    624 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,135 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,053 ft
  • Altitude end
    627 ft
  • Grade
    -6.383%
  • Grade max
    -44.278%
  • Grade min
    37.389%
  • Distance climb
    2,095 ft
  • Distance down
    4,126 ft
  • Distance flat
    454 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:21
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on Jul 24, 2022
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Avg: 4.2 (33 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Freewheel Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2022 @ 1:32am
      Jul 24, 2022
      in pretty good condition but wet in places
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 12:00am
      Jun 26, 2022
      May 28, 2022 @ 5:04pm
      May 28, 2022
      May 21, 2022 @ 5:40pm
      May 21, 2022
      In good condition ready for a long winter
      Apr 9, 2022 @ 6:28pm
      Apr 9, 2022
      Deep ruts on many inside lines on the corners
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 358 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5,868 rides
      • Last: Aug 14, 2022

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      Aug 12, 2020 @ 7:13pm
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      Feb 8, 2020 @ 1:50pm
      Feb 8, 2020
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      Nov 23, 2019 @ 11:49am
      Nov 23, 2019
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      Nov 23, 2019 @ 11:49am
      Nov 23, 2019

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      deester84 (Oct 29, 2021 at 20:22)
      Superb trail with excellent views out across the bay. Switchbacks, ramps, drops and rocky sections - fantastic fun and one of the best trails in the Wellington area.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      Rsrider (May 20, 2020 at 1:03)
      Great track with nice technical turns and a couple of drops as well. Can get some good speed up along the cliff side as well.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Mitchell124 (Jun 9, 2019 at 18:24)
      Extremely fun trail nice rock gardens and built features
      Sharp turns and fast, flowy parts are amazing
      [Reply]





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      youtuber Freewheel @ Wainuiomata Trail Park
      7:25 | 64 | Jun 14, 2022 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber FAST, TECHY & SCENIC - Freewheel Mountain...
      6:26 | 292 | Mar 19, 2021 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber Freewheel : Wainui Trail Project
      7:06 | 632 | Jul 7, 2018 , Lower Hutt
      Freewheel - Wainuiomata Trail Project
      2:09 | 142 | Oct 15, 2020 , Lower Hutt
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