1.3 miles
Distance
289 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:13:03
Avg time

Freewheel Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 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
    #7722 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 70 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
    00:13:03
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:46
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Status:
on Jul 31, 2021
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.05 (28 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Freewheel Trail Reports

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      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:33pm
      2 days
      Never seen it so mucky and muddy. Some of the corners are pretty hairy
      Jul 25, 2021 @ 1:00am
      Jul 25, 2021
      Open areas running mint. Covered areas are pretty wild
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 3:02am
      Jul 24, 2021
      Puddles, swamps, more puddles. All the puddles. Everywhere.
      Jul 21, 2021 @ 2:23am
      Jul 21, 2021
      Jun 30, 2021 @ 6:45pm
      Jun 30, 2021
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 443 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,480 rides
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      Photos

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      79 |
      Aug 12, 2020 @ 7:13pm
      Aug 12, 2020
      84 |
      Feb 8, 2020 @ 1:50pm
      Feb 8, 2020
      13 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 11:49am
      Nov 23, 2019
      18 |
      Nov 23, 2019 @ 11:49am
      Nov 23, 2019

      Routes with this trail

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      WTP Long Drop
      2 miles
      Freewheel Loop from Pukeatua Bridge
      3 miles
      Tewhiti labrynth Towhai labyrinth snails super plus
      13 miles
      Big ride at Waiu
      8 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 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]
      • + 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]

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      Videos

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      youtuber FAST, TECHY & SCENIC - Freewheel Mountain...
      6:26 | 80 | Mar 19, 2021 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber Freewheel : Wainui Trail Project
      7:06 | 566 | Jul 7, 2018 , Lower Hutt
      Freewheel - Wainuiomata Trail Project
      2:09 | 101 | Oct 15, 2020 , Lower Hutt
      Wainuiomata Freewheel Followcam Session
      4:59 | 338 | Jun 9, 2020 , Lower Hutt
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