2,471 ft
241 ft
-145 ft
Avg time

Rimu Details

  • Riding area
  • AKA
    Rimu Trail
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Family Friendly
  • TTFs on trail
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Easy climbing single track, fairly narrow in places but with generally wide switchbacks and good gradient. Mainly used, along with AMP connector, to get back into the main part of the park after riding Vertigo or Trickle Falls if you don't want to ride up Snake Charmer (the 4wd road).

Built by Mark Kent, Local Residents, Makara Peak volunteers and AMP in 2007-2008.

Access Info

From end of St Albans Ave, ride past the gate on to the 4wd track (aka Snake Charmer) Rimu starts on the right about 100 metres up the road after the second bend. From Allington road it's a bit trickier to see - at the very end of the cul-de-sac there is a narrow trail jammed up against a fenceline to get past a newer house. The track widens out slightly after about 20 metres once last the house.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rimu mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    96 ft
  • Altitude min
    596 ft
  • Altitude max
    717 ft
  • Altitude start
    596 ft
  • Altitude end
    692 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,226 ft
  • Distance down
    1,067 ft
  • Distance flat
    178 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Nov 12, 2017
Avg: 3.5 (2 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 rimu trailhead (-41.293830, 174.718990)
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Rimu Trail Reports

Nov 12, 2017 @ 3:01pm
Nov 12, 2017
Aug 18, 2017 @ 11:03pm
Aug 18, 2017
Currently closed.
Oct 19, 2015 @ 11:30pm
Oct 19, 2015
Perfect conditions! A fair amount of track work done over winter
Aug 26, 2015 @ 7:03am
Aug 26, 2015
Jul 6, 2015 @ 1:42pm
Jul 6, 2015
Slick in places but no "mud" so to speak of.
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Routes with this trail

Makara Peak alternative intermediate loop from Karori Park
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2018 Creek to Peak race
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