2 miles
Distance
878 ft
Climb
-390 ft
Descent
00:20:31
Avg time

Lower Utiwai Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager

The Lower lookout climb is an easy grade to a point where in future there will become an easy lower loop.
The trail will be a great asset to the park for all through native vegetation. There are a couple sections where you will pass Miro and Rimu trees. The area has a lot of kohekohe canopy! The Utiwai line was originally scouted by Mana Cycle Group with some slight adjustments by the contractor during construction.

Please note the lower section is two way for bikes until consented loop is completed, riding down is only advised for those who are grade two riders and can't ride the upper intermediate section.

Access Info

Starts from the carpark next to Camp Elsdon

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Lower Utiwai mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    488 ft
  • Altitude min
    134 ft
  • Altitude max
    660 ft
  • Altitude start
    172 ft
  • Altitude end
    660 ft
  • Grade
    5.096%
  • Grade max
    -37.504%
  • Grade min
    56.495%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,003 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,005 ft
  • Avg time
    00:20:31
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to lower-utiwai trailhead (-41.136550, 174.827760)
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Lower Utiwai Trail Reports

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Oct 16, 2018 @ 11:56am
2 days
reporter Open for riding again! There has been some contracted trail work done. Enjoy.
Sep 11, 2018 @ 4:30pm
Sep 11, 2018
Sep 9, 2018 @ 12:45pm
Sep 9, 2018
reporter All Rangituhi Trails Closed due to Heli operation moving material onto Utiwai
Aug 23, 2018 @ 10:13pm
Aug 23, 2018
Track closed, barrier fence up
Jun 18, 2018 @ 2:56am
Jun 18, 2018
reporter Closed for up to a couple weeks. No additional information known. It's baxk to the steep climb up Farm Road to grt to Chimney Sweep
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Mar 24, 2018 @ 2:34pm
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Lower Utiwai, Wellington
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Lower Utiwai, Porirua
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Mar 4, 2018 @ 1:18am
Mar 4, 2018
Lower Utiwai, Porirua
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Mar 4, 2018 @ 1:18am
Mar 4, 2018
Lower Utiwai, Porirua

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