3,762 ft
Distance
160 ft
Climb
-157 ft
Descent
00:26:17
Avg time

K2 Details

  • Riding Area
    Western Hills
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #23596 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    WCC

K2 (named for Karori Park Grade 2, not after the extreme 8000m mountain), is a true grade 2 trail ideal for beginners and kids. Starting at the Sunshine Ave car park, the wide all weather trail climbs up gently through a mixture of regenerating native bush and large old pine trees before descending with some undulations and gentle turns to keep things interesting.

Follow the K2 green signs as the trail crosses over Waihine (an intermediate to advanced trail), and other walking tracks several times, so the first time riding may be a bit confusing until it beds in.

Access Info

Follow the Karori Park Perimeter track around to the Sunshine Ave car park at the northern end of the park. From there follow the signs.

More Stats for K2 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    515 ft
  • Altitude max
    596 ft
  • Altitude start
    515 ft
  • Altitude end
    518 ft
  • Grade
    0.078%
  • Grade max
    -29.899%
  • Grade min
    32.854%
  • Distance climb
    1,325 ft
  • Distance down
    1,697 ft
  • Distance flat
    740 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:17
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Status:
Avg: 4 (1 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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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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 k2-62453 trailhead (-41.284067, 174.724323)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 6 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 29 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag YogiNZ TRAILFORKS (Jul 19, 2016 at 22:03)
       A great proper grade 2 trail and addition to the area. Nice and wide, ideal for beginners and kids. The signage is a bit crap and confusing, and the number of other trails it crosses is a pity, but hopefully they'll disappear as no one seems to use them.
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