2 miles
1,002 ft
-198 ft
Avg time


  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Grenada North Recreation Reserve
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
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  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Greater Wellington Regional Council

While marked on google maps as a connector from Grenada North to Horokiwi Rd (to then get to Belmont Regional Park) as an uphill (west to east) no horse iron, alloy, or otherwise should bother with this one unless you like pushing said horse up steep stretches and getting scratched by the occasional gorse sprouted along the trail. Other than that some pleasant sections & views.

Going east to west likely still many segments of walking your bike (downhill).

Try heading up Takapu Rd instead for direct access to Belmont Regional Park.

Per google maps conceivably there's a friendlier way down to Woollaston Way, perhaps via Jamaica Dr connecting to Havana Rise through a reserve access but if you can connect to Havana Rise then you can get to the Grenada Grinderton trail anyway.

Access Info

On the western end follow Caribbean Drive to the end and follow the sealed track (past a turn off for a paintball zone) until you get to a 4wd turn off to the left just 20 metres before the gated area with a small round water tower visible.

On the eastern end a suspiciously unused grassy track ends at the inside of the corner at 549 Horokiwi Rd.


West-to-east this track invokes pushing your bike up steep sections

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Horse Push Bridleway mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    803 ft
  • Altitude min
    386 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,190 ft
  • Altitude start
    386 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,190 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,679 ft
  • Distance flat
    291 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 10, 2020
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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      Horse Push Bridleway Trail Reports

      Jul 10, 2020 @ 6:08pm
      15 hours
      Transpower have screed the road 1/2 way. After that it’s a bush track. This is hikeabike. It’s not rideable. Nice views from the top.
      May 9, 2020 @ 6:48pm
      May 9, 2020
      Transpower are working in the Caribbean Reserve. Therefore, this track is shut at times to provide for safety during works. But I was up there...
      Mar 15, 2019 @ 12:11pm
      Mar 15, 2019
      Lot of gorse. Passable but prickly
      Jan 25, 2019 @ 7:18pm
      Jan 25, 2019
      Trail clear and dry. Final uphill stretch a challenge, even for an eBike. Makes a nice circuit with the Grindertron. The sounds of Paintball...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      • 0 rides


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      5 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag EProf (Jan 25, 2019 at 19:17)
       A challenging trail, especially the final stretch - even on an eBike with walk-assist. But worth it for the downhill return trip via Grenada Grindertron.
      • + 0
      flag Corwin (Apr 16, 2019 at 1:15)
       Definitely recommend going down this one. I agree with the walking, there are sections where holding the bike and skipping is the most efficient way down the hill. Don’t go too fast down the easy 4WD track at the end, the gorse gave me a slow leak.

      The best way to get from Petone Station to Takapu Rd Station if you want to avoid cars as much as possible.
      • + 0
      flag Hendlj (Feb 2, 2020 at 13:46)
       Great fun heading west. Only walked the bike 2 sections of 15m each. Would be a challenge if wet and greasy. Towards the takapau end some markers missing. Makes a good loop if going up the grindatron.
      • + 1
      flag KiwiGiant (Apr 7, 2020 at 0:31)
       Went up Grindatron and down Horse Push Bridleway, definitely a challenge on the down hill with parts unridable. Markers at the pylon area above Grenda North would help as there were a few false starts finding a way out of this area as there are many tracks to choose.
      • + 1
      flag wideopennewzealand (May 9, 2020 at 18:50)
       10/05/20. Transpower are working in the Caribbean Reserve. Therefore, this track is shut at times to provide for safety during works. But I was up there today and it looks like they're doing a lot of track upgrades and therefore will be running mint after they pull out in July 2020. This could provide a good alternative to Grinderton depending on what standard they grade the roads to.

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