3 miles
Distance
443 ft
Climb
-1,748 ft
Descent
00:24:35
Avg time

Red Rocks Details

  • Riding area
    Te Kopahou Reserve
    Wellington
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Mixed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Skinny
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    WCC

This is an old school track that started life as a steep 4wd road and is slowly degenerating into challenging single track. Starting from a good altitude, the track more-or-less follows a ridge down to the sea. Along the way there are huge views over Cook Strait, though parts of the track are technically challenging so don't get too distracted by the views.

source: tracks.org
Access Info

From the southern end of Barking Emu, cross the Tip Track and head south.

More Stats for Red Rocks mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,305 ft
  • Altitude min
    42 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,347 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,347 ft
  • Altitude end
    42 ft
  • Grade max
    -124.188%
  • Grade min
    75.044%
  • Distance climb
    4,218 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,896 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:06
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Status:
on Oct 21, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Red Rocks Trail Reports

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Oct 21, 2017 @ 11:34pm
Oct 21, 2017
Rocky and loose. All entries were taped off with no entry signs, but it was all good. Probably an event from last week? Ignore them anyway. Windy...
Oct 6, 2017 @ 1:31am
Oct 6, 2017
Some mud near the first river crossing (southbound). Mostly dry and rocky. Be careful in strong winds as the high points are exposed!
Aug 2, 2017 @ 10:44pm
Aug 2, 2017
Loose and chunky rocks but fun
May 6, 2017 @ 1:26am
May 6, 2017
Technical
Feb 17, 2015 @ 1:00pm
Feb 17, 2015
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Feb 21, 2017 @ 11:43am
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Mar 4, 2016 @ 2:30pm
Mar 4, 2016
Red Rocks, Wellington

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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag YogiNZ TRAILFORKS (Feb 17, 2015 at 13:02)
 Trail is really only an Intermediate grade except for the final single track section down to the beach.
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  • + 1
flag ballspoint (Aug 19, 2017 at 19:52)
 Rode this last weekend, wettish (winter) but still very ride able. Not too many others so very enjoyable.
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