4 miles
1,306 ft
-604 ft
Avg time

Perhams Rd Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #45687 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager

Main access road into the Akatarawa Forest from the Maungakotukutuku entrance.

From 50m southeast of the Kapiti Four x 4 Adventure building, head across the creek and up the road to a metal gate.

The road intially climbs up at a gradient of about 15%, but for less than 0.2km. Thereafter, it drops slighly and then climbs at a more-or-less constant 10% for just over 2km. After that, there is a series of rolling hills, which eventually lead to the ridgeline. Just over 1km from the top, there is a truss bridge over a deep tree-filled ravine, the climb up from the bridge is also at about 15%, but it is only short.

Along the way, there are over a dozen intersections with a quad bike track that is interwoven with the road, so watch out for quad bikes and motocross bikes emerging from either side of the road.

Access Info

The northern end is next to Kapiti Four x 4 Adventure on Maungakotukutuku Road. Southern end meets Titi Road on the ridgeline.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Perhams Rd bike trail
  • Altitude change
    702 ft
  • Altitude min
    627 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,356 ft
  • Altitude start
    627 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,329 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,844 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jun 24, 2018
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to perhams-rd trailhead (-40.966670, 175.019771)
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Perhams Rd Trail Reports

Jun 24, 2018 @ 12:09am
Jun 24, 2018
Track contains a lot of rock and clay, rough due to high volume of motor traffic. Not very enjoyable on an xc hardtail. Campbell Mill Road is more...
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Oct 31, 2016 @ 5:44pm
Oct 31, 2016
Perhams Rd, Upper Hutt
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Feb 1, 2016 @ 12:21am
Feb 1, 2016
Perhams Rd, Paraparaumu

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