4 miles
Distance
927 ft
Climb
-872 ft
Descent
01:08:05
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Masterton
    Masterton
  • AKA
    Mikimiki Track
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #25077 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Department of Conservation

Historic mill track at the foot of the Tararua Ranges. A 10km single track links the road ends for two valleys via bush and a low saddle. Rideable most of the way with some boggy areas, streams and one large climb on foot.

This is a nice bush ride with abundant bird life, and is one of the gateways into the Tararuas (track leads up to a hut from the loop track). It follows an old mill road, and there is a sign showing the site of a tree nursery from the 1930's near the Mikimiki Road end. Recommended to start at the Kiriwhakapapa end as the carpark and picnic area is much better provisioned than Mikimiki Road. The track is well formed with bridges, and gentle gradients, but can be a bit muddy in places after rain.

Access Info

The best carpark is at the end of Kiriwhakapapa Road, which is about 10 km north of Masterton on SH2. The last few km's of the road are gravel, and narrow in places. There are two carparks in Mikimiki Road, but there is more gravel and the road is narrower. Kiriwhakapapa Road end has toilets and a large picnic area.

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More Stats for Kiriwhakapapa Tramline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    55 ft
  • Altitude min
    956 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,735 ft
  • Altitude start
    956 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,011 ft
  • Grade
    0.275%
  • Grade max
    -98.828%
  • Grade min
    144.187%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,848 ft
  • Avg time
    01:08:05
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on Jan 6, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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      Kiriwhakapapa... Trail Reports

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      Jan 6, 2018 @ 10:51pm
      Jan 6, 2018
      Small tree down across trail, can walk a bike underneath.
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