2,946 ft
120 ft
-390 ft
Avg time

Live Wires Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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. At the end take the left turn to head back to the car park and the right turn to head back into the park.

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
    412 ft
  • Altitude max
    728 ft
  • Altitude start
    728 ft
  • Altitude end
    459 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    847 ft
  • Distance down
    1,972 ft
  • Distance flat
    128 ft
  • Avg time
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on Oct 27, 2017
Avg: 4 (8 votes)

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Live Wires Trail Reports

Oct 27, 2017 @ 12:15pm
Oct 27, 2017
1 long stagnant bog mid-way down, otherwise it's dry
Aug 11, 2017 @ 4:29pm
Aug 11, 2017
Quite muddy, with large puddles up the top. Ruts are becoming quite large in places
Jul 9, 2017 @ 12:35pm
Jul 9, 2017
Bottom of the boardwalk drop becoming very rutted, Bit boggy through the lower sections.
Jun 16, 2017 @ 4:25pm
Jun 16, 2017
Little bit muddy in places but still running good
May 20, 2017 @ 10:27pm
May 20, 2017
Wet, some erosion
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Routes with this trail

Some tasty tech runs - with a nasty climb
6 miles

1 Review & 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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