4,522 ft
96 ft
-1,101 ft
Avg time

Morepork Details

  • Riding area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • AKA
    griffins track
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Gap Jump, Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

If Trickle Falls is not your cup of tea, then this will be a cup of cold sick. Very steep, rocky, and with more than a few sketchy chutes/drops (grade 5+). Not for the inexperienced (especially when wet) and should be attempted only on 160mm+ enduro or downhill specific bikes.

Access Info

Starts from the steep road up to the Towai Towers. From the ECNZ Road / Mt Towai road intersection, ride up the steep road, and after the second corner (sharp left) you will see a hole in the bush on the left.

(there is an alternative entrance at the ECNZ Road / Mt Towai intersection)

When you are at the bottom of Morepork and come face to face with a fence, go left and left again, walking your bike up the hump to Wainui Road. Be respectful as this last bit is private property,

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for Morepork mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,005 ft
  • Altitude min
    56 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,062 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,060 ft
  • Altitude end
    56 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    462 ft
  • Distance down
    3,899 ft
  • Distance flat
    141 ft
  • Avg time
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on Jul 5, 2018
Avg: 5 (4 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to morepork trailhead (-41.231840, 174.931660)
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Morepork Trail Reports

Jul 5, 2018 @ 4:25am
Jul 5, 2018
Top rocky stream section is wet. Rest of trail is slick but the roots aren't bad. Bottom half of chutes are slippy and tires clog up
Apr 4, 2018 @ 7:42pm
Apr 4, 2018
reporter Dry as you'll ever get. Running real nice
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Technical Trail Features (TTF)


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3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag 999jim (Dec 1, 2017 at 11:14)
 The rating shown is black diamond, ie, expert but the rating should be double black diamond, ie, extreme! Not suitable or cross-country bikes.
  • + 1
flag Nzmitchell (Mar 18, 2018 at 2:29)
 Yeap, agree. Double black for the gnarly shoots.
  • + 0
flag Usernamee (Jan 8, 2018 at 21:04)
 For me the best trail on north Island ????????????????????

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8:04 | 56 | Jul 23, 2018 , Lower Hutt
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