1 miles
Distance
289 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:12:54
Avg time

Freewheel Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7722 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 65 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).

More Stats for Freewheel bike 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
    00:12:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:45
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Status:
on Sep 20, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.95 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • popular
  • less popular
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to freewheel trailhead (-41.233970, 174.929470)
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      Freewheel Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 4:40pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Good condition
      Sep 7, 2019 @ 5:00pm
      Sep 7, 2019
      A bit of mud and slippery in parts. But riding great considering the wet weather
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 12:30am
      Jul 26, 2019
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 12:30am
      Jul 26, 2019
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 12:30am
      Jul 26, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 16 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 429 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,893 rides
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      Photos

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      8 |
      Aug 5, 2019 @ 9:15pm
      Aug 5, 2019
      33 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:58pm
      May 17, 2018
      32 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:58pm
      May 17, 2018
      30 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:58pm
      May 17, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Big ride at Waiu
      8 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag 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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