3 miles
Distance
443 ft
Climb
-1,748 ft
Descent
00:28:13
Avg time

Red Rocks Details

  • Riding area
    Te Kopahou Reserve
    Wellington
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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
    00:28:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:06
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to red-rocks-18150 trailhead (-41.330500, 174.730850)
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Red Rocks Trail Reports

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Aug 18, 2018 @ 2:31pm
Aug 18, 2018
May 21, 2018 @ 10:40pm
May 21, 2018
track looking fine! it of loose gravel and only a few gorse remain.
May 21, 2018 @ 10:40pm
May 21, 2018
Track looking fine. not much gorse left. loose gravel is far and few and ridable.
May 21, 2018 @ 10:40pm
May 21, 2018
track looking good! not much gorse left. gravel is ridable.
Jan 6, 2018 @ 7:49pm
Jan 6, 2018
Lots of loose gravel in places and significant holes. Path towards the bottom overgrown with gorse so pretty painful at high speed!
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Red Rocks, Wellington
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Aug 1, 2018
Red Rocks, Wellington
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Aug 1, 2018 @ 3:18pm
Aug 1, 2018
Red Rocks, Wellington

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3 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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  • + 0
flag kiwidoc (Jun 30, 2018 at 2:18)
 Been graded last few months in good nick. Gorse down old exit mown back. Riding fast....
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