2,510 ft
Distance
10 ft
Climb
-307 ft
Descent
00:09:14
Avg time

Mystic Portal Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Southern Suburbs
    Wellington
  • AKA
    Portal
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    In the wet it gets sketchy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Pump Track
  • Global Ranking
    #43779 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Awesome trail not for the faint hearted.The trailhead is at the top of Connaught Terrace in Brooklyn. The entry looks like a driveway next to the main sealed track through Prince of Wales Park. Walk to the back of the grassy knoll and look for the gap in the bush. If you can't ride the first two corners it's not a good idea to continue.

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Access Info

Off Connaught Terrace, by house 2b. Just walk over the small Park then briefly enjoy the views before bombing down the trail.

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More Stats for Mystic Portal mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -297 ft
  • Altitude min
    189 ft
  • Altitude max
    486 ft
  • Altitude start
    486 ft
  • Altitude end
    190 ft
  • Grade
    -11.8%
  • Grade max
    -49.5%
  • Grade min
    30%
  • Distance climb
    148 ft
  • Distance down
    2,188 ft
  • Distance flat
    177 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:14
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:39
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Status:
on Apr 7, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (6 votes)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Mystic Portal Trail Reports

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      Apr 7, 2022 @ 6:56pm
      Apr 7, 2022
      Running the best it's been in years, lips are smooth and sendy. Mad props to whoever did it up
      Dec 28, 2020 @ 8:02pm
      Dec 28, 2020
      Some overgrown areas but rideable. Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps) Overgrown vegetation
      Dec 23, 2018 @ 2:24am
      Dec 23, 2018
      Overgrown in upper sections, jumps in lower section dry but wind affected today
      Jan 26, 2016 @ 12:46pm
      Jan 26, 2016
      There has been a bit of work on the track, some of which is complete and some not. Work is largely completed on the revamp of the bottom...
      Oct 27, 2014 @ 11:21am
      Oct 27, 2014
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 4 miles avg distance
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      • 112 rides
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      Sep 16, 2019 @ 1:36pm
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      Sep 16, 2019 @ 1:36pm
      Sep 16, 2019

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