3,819 ft
Distance
168 ft
Climb
-185 ft
Descent
00:04:23
Avg time

Magic Carpet Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #13958 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2017
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Originally built by WCC contractors and Makara Peak Supporters in late 1999, Magic Carpet was extended to create a loop back to Lazy Fern in 2017. After the route was flagged by Kennett Bros Ltd and blazed by the Makara Peak Supporters, TGL Contracting built the track with funding from WCC.

Magic Carpet is a flowy, wide trail that's pretty flat compared with the rest of the park, with a few gentle up and downs along the way. When combined with Miro, Rimu and Lazy Fern It's a great option for beginners and riders new to mountain biking to help develop skills, confidence and fitness.

For the more seasoned rider, the new section built in 2017 includes some nice features including rollers, berms and a boardwalk to keep things interesting.

Access Info

Starts down the 4WD track from SWIGG and Lazy Fern and rolls along (east of the existing 4WD track) to the Skills Area before returning to the junction with Lazy Fern.

More Stats for Magic Carpet bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -17 ft
  • Altitude min
    719 ft
  • Altitude max
    789 ft
  • Altitude start
    748 ft
  • Altitude end
    732 ft
  • Grade
    -0.44%
  • Grade max
    -22.483%
  • Grade min
    26.159%
  • Distance climb
    1,715 ft
  • Distance down
    1,819 ft
  • Distance flat
    285 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:23
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on Oct 12, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (5 votes)

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

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Magic Carpet Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 12, 2019 @ 2:21pm
      Oct 12, 2019
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 1:24am
      Oct 3, 2019
      Very nice trail in good condition, running dry today after rain yesterday. Mostly gravel seems good for beginners.
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Sep 16, 2019 @ 8:31pm
      Sep 16, 2019
      No access to Live Wires today, work happening around the skills area.
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Jul 4, 2019
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 15 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 318 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      • 1,599 rides
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      Mar 17, 2018 @ 7:08pm
      Mar 17, 2018

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