3,819 ft
168 ft
-185 ft
Avg time

Magic Carpet Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,715 ft
  • Distance down
    1,819 ft
  • Distance flat
    285 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Oct 17, 2018
Avg: 4 (4 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 magic-carpet trailhead (-41.296240, 174.718040)


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Mar 17, 2018 @ 7:08pm
Mar 17, 2018
Magic Carpet, My City

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