2,916 ft
Distance
89 ft
Climb
-359 ft
Descent
00:05:55
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
    #5199 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:05:55
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Status:
on Dec 10, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to live-wires trailhead (-41.299412, 174.717617)
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Live Wires Trail Reports

datedescription
Dec 10, 2018 @ 3:19pm
Dec 10, 2018
Dec 8, 2018 @ 8:18pm
Dec 8, 2018
Nov 17, 2018 @ 5:16pm
Nov 17, 2018
Pole showing the signs to the expert track has been knocked over. Track has some fallen branches to be weary of.
Oct 17, 2018 @ 10:24am
Oct 17, 2018
Perfect tacky 17 Oct except for the small creek crossing which is wet.
Oct 5, 2018 @ 12:47am
Oct 5, 2018
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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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