5,198 ft
Distance
616 ft
Climb
-657 ft
Descent
00:07:21
Avg time

Missing Link Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Proline (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4336 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:07:21
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:21
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Status:
on Dec 8, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.15 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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 missing-link-17894 trailhead (-41.296580, 174.710460)

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Missing Link - Makara Peak, Wellington
3:05 | 259 | May 13, 2015 , Wellington
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