2 miles
Distance
298 ft
Climb
-296 ft
Descent
00:18:28
Avg time

Gums Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All year
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #27718 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017

A gentle amble through gums trees and regenerating native bush, this track provides a pleasant entry to the Wainuiomata Waterworks Recreation Area. The best way is to start at the car park on Reservoir road and head north up the gentle climb. There's a cool little swing bridge to cross before you loop back down the other side of the valley river. Look out for ruins of a house used by workers during construction of the reservoir dam. There are also picnic spots along the river.

Watch kids near the bottom part of the track, just before the Wainuiomata Memorial Garden exit, as there is a narrow part of the track with cliff on one side.

Access Info

You can access the track from either Reservoir Road or Hine Road (Wainuiomata Memorial Garden).

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Gums Loop mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    315 ft
  • Altitude max
    394 ft
  • Altitude start
    338 ft
  • Altitude end
    339 ft
  • Grade
    0.014%
  • Grade max
    -61.558%
  • Grade min
    35.357%
  • Distance climb
    4,331 ft
  • Distance down
    3,605 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,043 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:10:23
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Status:
on Feb 1, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • 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
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Gums Loop Trail Reports

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      Feb 1, 2020 @ 5:52pm
      Feb 1, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 35 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 22 miles avg distance
      All
      • 44 rides
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