5,198 ft
Distance
616 ft
Climb
-657 ft
Descent
00:07:12
Avg time

Missing Link Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Advanced
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
    No
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    1999
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

This is one of the most popular tracks in the Park and is part of the Grand Loop. Missing Link links the lower tracks to Aratihi, Leaping Lizard, Possum Track and Nikau Valley. It is narrow and has some nasty drop offs to be wary of. Most importantly Missing Link is a TWO WAY track so be careful on blind corners and ride like there is a walker / rider / elephant just around the corner.

Built by Makara Peak volunteers in 1998/1999.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Missing Link mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -41 ft
  • Altitude min
    646 ft
  • Altitude max
    801 ft
  • Altitude start
    801 ft
  • Altitude end
    759 ft
  • Grade
    -0.795%
  • Grade max
    -69.8%
  • Grade min
    56.584%
  • Distance climb
    2,533 ft
  • Distance down
    2,542 ft
  • Distance flat
    122 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:21
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Status:
on Sep 4, 2017
Dry
Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)

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Missing Link Trail Reports

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Sep 4, 2017 @ 2:32am
Sep 4, 2017
Jul 8, 2017 @ 6:51pm
Jul 8, 2017
Slippery in places, degrading to advanced intermediate nicely.
Nov 26, 2015 @ 5:55pm
Nov 26, 2015
Dry. No dust yet with the surface holding up well so far.
Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:22am
Sep 13, 2015
Dry, almost dusty except 1 or 2 puddles.
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:00am
Aug 26, 2015
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Routes with this trail

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Makara Peak Grand Loop (intermediate & advanced)
8 miles
Makara Peak Out The Back
6 miles

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Missing Link - Makara Peak, Wellington
3:05 | 180 | May 13, 2015 , Wellington
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