1.1 miles
Distance
515 ft
Climb
-544 ft
Descent
00:16:09
Avg time

Labyrinth Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, DJ, RD, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3469 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1632 in E-Biking
    • #11444 in Trail Running
    • #80522 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 70 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Labyrinth is a good step up for those who have mastered Snail Trail and are looking for an intermediate level challenge.

The climb is generally intermediate with a few pinch climbs, and the downhill is a fast, flowing fun ride. It makes a good loop from the Waiu Street carpark, climbing Jungle Gym to the Pukeatapu Hub, riding Labyrinth, then returning via Snail Trail and the Wetland Loop.

Labyrinth is now one-way only.

Access Info

Labyrinth starts at the end of Jungle Gym (at the ECNZ road/Pukeatapu Hub). The crest of the track is at the Labyrinth Hub (where you can choose other tracks if you wish) , with the end of the track joining Snail Trail.

You can also start at the crest, by going to the Labyrinth Hub from the ECNZ road.

At Snail trail, turn left and carry on descending until you get to the Wetland loop.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Labyrinth mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -29 ft
  • Altitude min
    597 ft
  • Altitude max
    891 ft
  • Altitude start
    626 ft
  • Altitude end
    597 ft
  • Grade
    -0.51%
  • Grade max
    -55.951%
  • Grade min
    54.327%
  • Distance climb
    2,558 ft
  • Distance down
    2,860 ft
  • Distance flat
    226 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:09
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:45
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on Apr 16, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (14 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Labyrinth Trail Reports

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      Apr 16, 2022 @ 4:10pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      Apr 9, 2022 @ 6:28pm
      Apr 9, 2022
      Some deep ruts and exposed roots are making the loop more challenging
      Mar 6, 2022 @ 1:03pm
      Mar 6, 2022
      Climbing only report: a couple of the switchbacks are getting quite rutted including one that will be tricky for a lot of riders. Nothing you...
      Feb 3, 2022 @ 4:36pm
      Feb 3, 2022
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 3:11pm
      Jan 17, 2022
      Running absolutely beautifully. No trail hazards or issues.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 478 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 5,474 rides
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      Sep 10, 2019 @ 10:28pm
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      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Labyrinth Loop3 miles
      2020 W6W course3 miles
      Spoonhill Circuit4 miles
      Waiu Park Easy Loop3 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      NickMcB (Nov 21, 2020 at 21:26)
       The uphill portion has a lot of very tight switchbacks and will get the heart rate racing. The downhill is a very well designed but the surface suffers in the wet forest. At the harder end for an intermediate trail.
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      • + 1
      Rsrider (Feb 28, 2021 at 16:19)
       Although it is only an "intermediate' trail and could easily be traversed by a beginner rider, it is also extremely fun for more experienced riders to barrel down at high speed. Nice corners, some small jumps if taken quick enough. Tightish banked turns. A good track to take every now and again if 491, Freewheel etc are getting stale.
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      Videos

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      youtuber CLIMB TO THE HUB - Labyrinth (Climb) Mountain...
      7:03 | 147 | Apr 3, 2021 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber FAST, FUN FLOW - Labyrinth Mountain Bike Trail...
      2:18 | 165 | Jun 2, 2021 , Lower Hutt
      Wainuiomata mtb park - Downhill Labyrinth
      4:48 | 728 | Jun 1, 2020 , Lower Hutt
      Labyrinth down at WTP
      1:15 | 626 | May 2, 2018 , Lower Hutt
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