2 miles
Distance
120 ft
Climb
-383 ft
Descent
00:09:41
Avg time

Old Railway Line Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    White (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #35959 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Start at the top carpark and follow the old railway line formation through native bush and exotic forest plantations towards Kaitoke. There are several forestry tracks leading off this route for more adventurous and experienced riders to explore, including the track to the Rimutaka Rail Trail via Goat Rock (579m).

To reach Kaitoke Regional Park's Te Marua area, turn left where indicated and ride up the hill towards the gate and service road. Cross the road and follow the track through the underpass and down Kaitoke Hill. Return the same way, via the Pylon Loop Track or through Plateau Village.

source: GWRC Website
More Stats for Old Railway Line bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -262 ft
  • Altitude min
    636 ft
  • Altitude max
    922 ft
  • Altitude start
    903 ft
  • Altitude end
    640 ft
  • Grade
    -2.537%
  • Grade max
    -14.941%
  • Grade min
    12.706%
  • Distance climb
    2,798 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,096 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:15:51
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Status:
on Sep 21, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Old Railway Line Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2018 @ 3:55am
      Sep 21, 2018
      Very dry forest service road, runs along the old railway line route so mostly constant grade. Some steeper sections up near the top. Great easy...
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 8:38pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      Oct 14, 2017 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 14, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 54 rides
      • 25 miles avg distance
      All
      • 195 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 11, 2018 @ 1:09am
      Dec 11, 2018
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      Dec 11, 2018 @ 1:09am
      Dec 11, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 2
      flag chickenlittleNZ (May 21, 2017 at 23:29)
       Just done this Trail northbound so a easy slight climb. Very good trail surface(fine stone/well seated), two way. This is a nice trail for Families to do with young children, as the surface is good and either direction would be managable for young riders.
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