2,170 ft
Distance
132 ft
Climb
-281 ft
Descent
00:03:27
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
    #752
  • 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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -148 ft
  • Altitude min
    742 ft
  • Altitude max
    904 ft
  • Altitude start
    891 ft
  • Altitude end
    742 ft
  • Grade
    -6.833%
  • Grade max
    -47.498%
  • Grade min
    47.909%
  • Distance climb
    762 ft
  • Distance down
    1,306 ft
  • Distance flat
    102 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:18
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Status:
on Jul 14, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ridgeline-extension trailhead (-41.293290, 174.713770)
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Ridgeline Extension Trail Reports

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Jul 14, 2018 @ 3:46pm
Jul 14, 2018
That squirrel catch seems to get bigger every week... Roots are starting to be clearly exposed.
Jul 7, 2018 @ 6:43pm
Jul 7, 2018
Jun 17, 2018 @ 4:31pm
Jun 17, 2018
reporter The new section is very muddy. Best to avoid for a few days after rain and ride the old line
Jun 16, 2018 @ 3:06pm
Jun 16, 2018
Jun 12, 2018 @ 2:39pm
Jun 12, 2018
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