2 miles
Distance
657 ft
Climb
-358 ft
Descent
00:13:44
Avg time

Koru Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #218

This is the main track into the park. It runs from the carpark on South Karori Road all the way up to either carry on along Sally Alley or cross the 4WD track to the top of SWIGG and Lazy Fern. You can exit the Koru about 2/3 along to get to the Skills Area. The route is planned to be a gentle grade all the way - suitable for novice riders. For most riders it is an easy route up into the park. This is already the most popular ride in the park!

Built by Makara Peak volunteers and WCC contractors in 1999/2000, and opened by the then Minister of Sport and Recreation, Tevor Mallard. The section between the skills area exit and Sally Alley was built by the Salvation Army Rimutaka Prison Conservation Corps in one week in May 2000.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Koru mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    298 ft
  • Altitude min
    393 ft
  • Altitude max
    757 ft
  • Altitude start
    435 ft
  • Altitude end
    733 ft
  • Grade
    3.657%
  • Grade max
    -33.269%
  • Grade min
    46.209%
  • Distance climb
    4,298 ft
  • Distance down
    3,480 ft
  • Distance flat
    381 ft
  • Avg time
    00:13:44
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Status:
on Mar 31, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (10 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to koru trailhead (-41.297413, 174.721890)
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1 Review & Comments

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flag longliveenduro (Jan 13, 2018 at 22:19)
 Best uphill I have ever ridden...and I hate uphills! But this can easily be done even with my super heavy freeride bike! Nice work
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