1.5 miles
Distance
88 ft
Climb
-644 ft
Descent
00:07:50
Avg time

Ikigai Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Waimapihi Reserve
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, Fat, CX
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #1516 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #696 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2020
  • Land Manager
    WCC

Brooklyn Trail Builders are pleased to announce that Ikigai (pronounced ee-key-guy) is now open and ridable top to bottom. Ikigai is a Japanese word and roughly translates to the ‘realisation of the life one expects and hopes for’. This sums up many of the values the volunteers who built the trail aspire to. The trail took 2 years and 7 months of volunteer time to build.

At the moment, when you meet Highbury Fling, riders will need to descend for approx 20 metres on Transient before turning left and continuing on Ikigai. A bridge will be built in the future to separate the trails.

Please take care as Ikigai crosses three other trails when descending The crossings are signposted.

Please note there will be ongoing tweaking, general maintenance and native tree planting on Ikigai. If you happen to be out riding and see an orange cone on the trail, or a fluro vest hanging in your ride line, please slow down as someone will be close by!

Access Info

The entrance to Ikigai is on the fenceline, between Sawmill to the south and the beginning of the Rollercoaster to the north.

Disclaimer

Please note there will be ongoing maintenance and tree planting on Ikigai. If you happen to be out riding and see an orange cone on the trail, or a fluro vest hanging in your ride line, please slow down as someone will be close by!

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ikigai mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -555 ft
  • Altitude min
    400 ft
  • Altitude max
    956 ft
  • Altitude start
    956 ft
  • Altitude end
    400 ft
  • Grade
    -7.2%
  • Grade max
    -47.1%
  • Grade min
    17.7%
  • Distance climb
    1,444 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    400 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:32:57
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      Ikigai Trail Reports

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      Jun 6, 2022 @ 12:31am
      Jun 6, 2022
      Greasy in places
      May 26, 2022 @ 4:59pm
      May 26, 2022
      May 14, 2022 @ 2:15pm
      May 14, 2022
      May 12, 2022 @ 1:09pm
      May 12, 2022
      Greasy in places
      May 8, 2022 @ 4:26pm
      May 8, 2022
      dry and dusty yesterdaay but it is raining today so shouold be a bit muddy
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 43 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,136 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 7,264 rides
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      9 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Gmpilgrim (Sep 16, 2018 at 16:07)
       Great trail throughly enjoyed it.
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      • + 0
      Momentumismyfriend (Jul 26, 2019 at 18:14)
       Hit this today, brilliant piece of track, so much fun, Brooklyn trail builders have outdone yourself, can't wait for the final section, well done.
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      • + 1
      donalduck (Apr 21, 2020 at 16:17)
       Great flow! Many small super-fun wall rides.
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      • + 1
      robthetrackie (Jun 5, 2020 at 21:44)
       Very involving, well built, lots of variety. Excellent work !
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      • + 1
      OliverRoozen (Aug 16, 2020 at 3:25)
       Incredible trail! I would say, my favorite in Polhill and perhaps anywhere.Quite tricky but extremely flowy and very rewarding!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      LittleKay (Mar 1, 2021 at 16:35)
       This track is always fun. Top marks to the track crew.
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      • + 0
      SeanLally (Apr 20, 2021 at 23:41)
       Supremely good!
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      jamesarobertson (Jan 8, 2022 at 12:00)
       Every time I ride this track I want to kiss the trail builders on the mouth!
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      • + 0
      tomlrmVoQ (Feb 3, 2022 at 21:09)
       Great trail, some fantastic banked corners
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