1 miles
Distance
289 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:12:56
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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 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
  • 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
    00:12:56
  • Avg reverse time
    00:14:13
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Status:
on Aug 2, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.05 (25 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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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
      Aug 2, 2020 @ 11:40pm
      Aug 2, 2020
      Been no real rain for a week or so and track is in awesome condition. Little rutty on one cobblestoned corner about halfway down but otherwise mint.
      Jul 20, 2020 @ 10:15pm
      Jul 20, 2020
      better condition as at 6 days ago.
      Jun 8, 2020 @ 8:05pm
      Jun 8, 2020
      reporter Getting rutted out, sloppy and greasy. Especially up in the bush sections. Hopefully we can have a dig day when there's some good weather.
      Jun 6, 2020 @ 7:30pm
      Jun 6, 2020
      May 30, 2020 @ 5:12pm
      May 30, 2020
      Bit greasy in places, some steep corners becoming rutted
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 442 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,893 rides
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      Photos

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

      Routes with this trail

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      8 miles

      2 Reviews & 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]
      • + 1
      flag 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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