1,893 ft
Distance
163 ft
Climb
-247 ft
Descent
00:03:04
Avg time

Ridgeline Extension Details

  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    RLE
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #543
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Originally built in 2005 by NEC Global Volunteers and Makara Peak Supporters.

In 2018 the Supporters (volunteers) realigned the track to utilise some steeper terrain and features to create a more challenging grade 4 trail. The new alignment was opened for riding in May 18, with some finishing to be completed at weekend work parties.

There are also two spots where the trail splits and riders can choose a grade 5 option, one a gnarlier rock roll/jump, another a steep alternative that drops steeply down some off camber tree roots and slippery rocks.

It does get quite muddy and soft so best to stay off it for a few days after rain.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ridgeline Extension bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -84 ft
  • Altitude min
    780 ft
  • Altitude max
    904 ft
  • Altitude start
    873 ft
  • Altitude end
    789 ft
  • Grade
    -4.454%
  • Grade max
    -58.167%
  • Grade min
    47.909%
  • Distance climb
    698 ft
  • Distance down
    1,024 ft
  • Distance flat
    171 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:18
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Status:
on Nov 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ridgeline-extension trailhead (-41.293410, 174.713811)

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