1 mile
Distance
385 ft
Climb
-819 ft
Descent
00:05:41
Avg time
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Peak Flow Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #341 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2015
  • Land Manager

Peak Flow is a fairly wide digger-built flow track designed to be the easiest descent from the summit of Makara Peak in the direction of the main car park on South Karori Road.

The first section of the track heads down from the summit over a couple of gentle rollers and berms before a short climb takes you to the high point on the track. From there it drops at a steady rate down the southern side of Makara Peak. The trail features well sculptured berms, rollers and small table tops to provide a fast and enjoyable style of track not found elsewhere on Makara Peak.

While Peak Flow is a grade 3 intermediate track, there's plenty of features to keep more highly skilled riders entertained or help riders continue to develop and progress their skills.

From the bottom of Peak Flow riders can continue on intermediate grade trails including Three Brothers, JFK, Smokin and Lazy Fern to the main car park or head back up to the summit for another run via Sally Alley and Upswing.

Access Info

From Makara Peak summit.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Peak Flow mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -434 ft
  • Altitude min
    884 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,318 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,318 ft
  • Altitude end
    884 ft
  • Grade
    -7.596%
  • Grade max
    -60.421%
  • Grade min
    54.495%
  • Distance climb
    1,670 ft
  • Distance down
    3,753 ft
  • Distance flat
    291 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:41
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:34
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (30 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to peak-flow trailhead (-41.288630, 174.707340)
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      Peak Flow Trail Reports

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      Nov 7, 2020 @ 12:17am
      Nov 7, 2020
      Not too wet. Not muddy
      Oct 31, 2020 @ 4:29pm
      Oct 31, 2020
      reporter Open again after some sun and drying
      Oct 21, 2020 @ 12:46pm
      Oct 21, 2020
      reporter Closed while the trail dries out following the recent rain. Reopening 5pm Fri 23 Oct.
      Oct 18, 2020 @ 1:23am
      Oct 18, 2020
      Trail open but lots of mud. Best avoided.
      Oct 17, 2020 @ 2:59pm
      Oct 17, 2020
      Closed for maintenance.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 61 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,115 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 9,206 rides
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      Photos

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      38 |
      Feb 16, 2020 @ 12:05am
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      May 17, 2019 @ 3:19am
      May 17, 2019
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      May 17, 2019 @ 3:17am
      May 17, 2019
      53 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 6:45pm
      Apr 14, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag sminchnz (Feb 6, 2019 at 0:54)
       Pretty beaten up at the moment - dislodged rocks and potholes in a few spots. Keeps you on your toes.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Pierlero (Apr 26, 2019 at 23:03)
       Very nice flow trail you can carry lots of speed. Not a very difficult trail. Some areas are a little beaten up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag tglcontracting (Aug 9, 2020 at 16:06)
       Closed for much needed maintenance. Plenty of alternative tracks open.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag SingletrackNZ (Oct 5, 2020 at 22:10)
       Open again, flowing well now! Dry, with some loose material in the bottom of the resculpted corners. Definitely a faster ride than before the recent maintenance.
      [Reply]

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      MTB riding Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park -...
      2:30 | 424 | Sep 11, 2019 , Wellington
      Peak Flow Trail, Makara Peak, Wellington, NZ
      3:20 | 260 | Sep 11, 2019 , Wellington
      Peak Flow- Makara Peak Wellington
      4:57 | 600 | Aug 28, 2019 , Wellington
      Makara Peak to Carpark - Top to Bottom
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