2 miles
657 ft
-358 ft
Avg time

Koru Details

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

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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,298 ft
  • Distance down
    3,480 ft
  • Distance flat
    381 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 21, 2018
Avg: 4.4 (10 votes)

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Layers winter
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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