1.6 miles
659 ft
-362 ft
Avg time

Koru Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
  • 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.

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More Stats for Koru mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    297 ft
  • Altitude min
    393 ft
  • Altitude max
    758 ft
  • Altitude start
    436 ft
  • Altitude end
    733 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,326 ft
  • Distance down
    3,308 ft
  • Distance flat
    571 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 10, 2016
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)

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Koru Trail Reports

Jul 10, 2016 @ 12:34am
Jul 10, 2016
Jun 12, 2016 @ 1:53am
Jun 12, 2016
Jan 8, 2016 @ 10:50am
Jan 8, 2016
reporter Dry again after the rain. Fern fronds have gone bananas in the warm wet weather and there's a bit of debris about after the high winds. Nothing...
Nov 19, 2015 @ 12:05am
Nov 19, 2015
Perfect conditions.
Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:22am
Sep 13, 2015
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Routes with this trail

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