3 miles
Distance
1,799 ft
Climb
-196 ft
Descent
00:51:59
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Mt Thompson
    Otaki
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Jan-Dec
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7961 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A fun Climb with amazing views looking out over the Horowhenua and Kapiti regions

Access Info

Stating at Waikawa reserve, head over the bridge at the end of the carpark and follow the gravel/dirt road up.

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More Stats for Mt Thompson Hill Climb bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1,603 ft
  • Altitude min
    302 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,905 ft
  • Altitude start
    302 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,905 ft
  • Grade
    10.975%
  • Grade max
    -30.01%
  • Grade min
    52.473%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1,754 ft
  • Distance flat
    3,296 ft
  • Avg time
    00:51:59
  • Avg reverse time
    00:04:26
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Status:
on Jan 12, 2019
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • 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 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
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      Mt Thompson Hill... Trail Reports

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      Jan 12, 2019 @ 1:17am
      Jan 12, 2019
      Huge climb. Amazing amount of bird life. Last bit of the ride is overgrown with gauze brush.
      Mar 31, 2018 @ 2:47am
      Mar 31, 2018
      Lower Track is great climb. Significant parts near the top are extremely overgrown with gorse/trees/vines etc. Passable but not the most pleasant...
      Jan 16, 2018 @ 2:37pm
      Jan 16, 2018
      Last 500m closed in with gorse but still passable. Access road is rough with loose stones
      Jun 3, 2016 @ 12:17am
      Jun 3, 2016
      reporter
      Gnarly hillclimb to stretch the lungs.. Tracks a dirt/gravel road with a few lil ruts and loose gravel in places. Check out the strava times...
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