1 miles
Distance
289 ft
Climb
-715 ft
Descent
00:12:46
Avg time

Freewheel Details

  • Riding Area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • 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
  • 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 [+]
    • 40 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 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
    00:12:46
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:45
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Status:
on Dec 28, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.9 (20 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
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Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Directions to freewheel trailhead (-41.233970, 174.929470)
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      Freewheel Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 28, 2018 @ 7:16pm
      Dec 28, 2018
      Vege has been cut back, thanks to the trail pixies
      Dec 20, 2018 @ 9:38pm
      Dec 20, 2018
      Overgrown
      Dec 15, 2018 @ 4:51pm
      Dec 15, 2018
      Starting to become overgrown in some places
      Nov 5, 2018 @ 7:41pm
      Nov 5, 2018
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 2:35pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      starting to rut out in places due to winter weather
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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

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      18 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:58pm
      May 17, 2018
      Freewheel, My City
      16 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:58pm
      May 17, 2018
      Freewheel, My City
      16 |
      May 17, 2018 @ 8:58pm
      May 17, 2018
      Freewheel, My City
      30 |
      Nov 3, 2017 @ 6:55pm
      Nov 3, 2017
      Freewheel, Wellington

      Routes with this trail

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      3 miles
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      13 miles

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