2 miles
Distance
1,152 ft
Climb
-580 ft
Descent
00:24:55
Avg time

Link Details

  • Riding Area
    Whareroa Farm
    Paraparaumu
  • AKA
    zig zag
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2011
  • Land Manager
    DOC

Link Trail winds its way up the hill of Whareroa Farm to Campbell Mill Road and the top of Red Tape. From the top here you can continue up to the Akatarawa Forest, or loop back around to the carpark via Red Tape.

Access Info

Mackays Crossing sh1

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Link bike trail
  • Altitude change
    573 ft
  • Altitude min
    135 ft
  • Altitude max
    709 ft
  • Altitude start
    136 ft
  • Altitude end
    709 ft
  • Grade
    5.268%
  • Grade max
    -63.907%
  • Grade min
    103.216%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,255 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,090 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:29
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Status:
on Jul 10, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to link-18158 trailhead (-40.976240, 174.989270)
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Link Trail Reports

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Jul 10, 2018 @ 7:02pm
Jul 10, 2018
There are a couple of small sections where the cliff has fallen onto the trail, you can easily ride around or over them though. The stream is also...
Jun 16, 2018 @ 2:57pm
Jun 16, 2018
Very muddy and slippery - some granny gear grinding was needed
Apr 5, 2018 @ 9:20pm
Apr 5, 2018
Starting to become overgrown in places
Mar 3, 2018 @ 7:30pm
Mar 3, 2018
Despite recent rain still mostly dry, with the odd wet patch around the upper stream crossing
Feb 4, 2018 @ 7:20pm
Feb 4, 2018
Gorse has been cut back and track is now clear. Extremely dry except around the upper stream crossing
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Jan 3, 2018 @ 7:32pm
Jan 3, 2018
Link, My City
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Jul 8, 2017 @ 4:36am
Jul 8, 2017
Link, My City
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Jul 8, 2017 @ 4:36am
Jul 8, 2017
Link, My City
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Jul 8, 2017 @ 4:36am
Jul 8, 2017
Link, My City

1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag KiwiXC (Mar 6, 2017 at 22:36)
 The stream where the old bridge was at the bottom is ever expanding. Otherwise the track is holding up well and not showing much damage from storms during summer. The first stream crossing has been dug out to improve access.
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