2,916 ft
Distance
89 ft
Climb
-359 ft
Descent
00:05:22
Avg time

Live Wires Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    1999
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Fun fast track with a natural surface. The track splits half way down with the Intermediate/Advanced (Blue) line running on the right and the Expert Black) line running off to the left. The tracks rejoin and run out together.

Built by Makara Peak volunteers in 1998 and 1999. Most of it was originally called Pylon 19.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Live Wires mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -270 ft
  • Altitude min
    410 ft
  • Altitude max
    728 ft
  • Altitude start
    728 ft
  • Altitude end
    458 ft
  • Grade
    -9.261%
  • Grade max
    -42.395%
  • Grade min
    31.722%
  • Distance climb
    782 ft
  • Distance down
    1,882 ft
  • Distance flat
    252 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:22
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.25 (11 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 live-wires trailhead (-41.299412, 174.717617)
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Live Wires Trail Reports

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Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:46pm
Jul 14, 2018
Wet in most places & debris on the trail
Jun 16, 2018 @ 3:06pm
Jun 16, 2018
Mostly wet some pockets of thick mud.
Jun 12, 2018 @ 7:53pm
Jun 12, 2018
May 22, 2018 @ 2:36pm
May 22, 2018
Rides nice and quick still but recent rain is bringing mud to this area of the park. Sunday there was a good size stream running down the easy path
Mar 20, 2018 @ 2:39pm
Mar 20, 2018
Good condition, great way down!
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Routes with this trail

titleratingdistance
Some tasty tech runs - with a nasty climb
6 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
flag markbowden (Apr 3, 2015 at 16:40)
 Very cool track with abit of everything, took a wrong turn tho and ended up on a black diamond bitof track , was pretty mean, hard work tho if you were planning for blue run all the way down!!
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  • + 0
flag longliveenduro (Jan 13, 2018 at 22:23)
 I liked that much more the going down via Swigg and Starfish. Would recommend this for your way down!
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