1,929 ft
Distance
-496 ft
Descent
00:11:48
Avg time

Pavlova Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop
  • Global Ranking
    #14254 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #14315 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2020

Steep, feral downhill trail through remnant native bush. Solid grade 5. Top section is sketchy and Morepork-esque, bottom section has some rather awkward drops. Still steep, we promise. Multiple line choices in a few sections, nothing is easy. Not for your gran unless she's keen as. XC bikes are a bad idea.
Ends with three drops. First one is natural and rollable. Second one is BIG and optional between two trees, on the right after the first drop. "Easy" line to the left. Landing is dodgy on this drop, so scout first and do not attempt unless very sure you can clear. Third drop has no easy line but is rollable if done right.

Info for walkers: Not an easy walk by any stretch of the imagination. Very steep sections, some scrambling needed. Best in the uphill direction, as it's easier to see bikes and you're less likely to slip.

Access Info

Access is off the northern end of Towai Traverse. Exit through the bush at the end. Finishes on an easy family-oriented trail.

Disclaimer

This is a bike priority track due to the steepness and difficult terrain.

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More Stats for Pavlova mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -495 ft
  • Altitude min
    452 ft
  • Altitude max
    948 ft
  • Altitude start
    948 ft
  • Altitude end
    453 ft
  • Grade
    -25.7%
  • Grade max
    -130.8%
  • Grade min
    1.5%
  • Distance climb
    23 ft
  • Distance down
    1,798 ft
  • Distance flat
    75 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:48
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:22
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Status:
on Mar 4, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 5 (6 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Pavlova Trail Reports

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      Mar 4, 2022 @ 11:15pm
      Mar 4, 2022
      Running Perfecto
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 11:28am
      Jan 15, 2022
      Not dust bowl dry quite yet, but not far off. Definitely dryer than ideal.
      Jan 12, 2022 @ 5:11pm
      Jan 12, 2022
      Jan 7, 2022 @ 9:08pm
      Jan 7, 2022
      Running perfecto. Dry but not yet dusty.
      Jan 5, 2022 @ 11:47am
      Jan 5, 2022
      Perfect conditions. Plenty of grip tho still effin scary in places
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 69 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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      • 236 rides
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      Jun 20, 2021 @ 4:48pm
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      Aug 30, 2020 @ 12:29am
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      Aug 30, 2020 @ 12:29am
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      Aug 30, 2020 @ 12:29am
      Aug 30, 2020

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Mar 15, 2020 at 2:13)
       Amazing trail! Well done!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Iuripl (May 8, 2021 at 18:14)
       Best trail in Wainui.
      Hopefully it won't be dumbed down as is happening to the other tracks
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Ssboats (Jan 12, 2022 at 17:10)
       Awesome track. If you love steep stuff this is for you.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      donalduck (Jan 14, 2022 at 17:28)
       Harder than Yeah Gnar at Makara
      [Reply]





      Videos

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      youtuber Pavlova @ Wainuiomata Trail Park
      3:44 | 41 | Apr 27, 2022 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber CRAZY TECH - Pavlova Mountain Bike Trail...
      3:32 | 370 | Mar 13, 2021 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber Brandnew Gnar Trail in Wellington: Pavlova
      8:58 | 540 | Jan 13, 2020 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber Brandnew Gnar Trail in Wellington: Pavlova
      8:58 | 300 | Mar 15, 2020 , Lower Hutt
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