2,471 ft
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-145 ft
Descent
00:07:17
Avg time

Rimu Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Rimu Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31557 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2007
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Easy climbing single track, fairly narrow in places but with generally wide switchbacks and good gradient. Often used, along with Miro 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 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.

More Stats for Rimu bike trail
  • Altitude change
    96 ft
  • Altitude min
    596 ft
  • Altitude max
    717 ft
  • Altitude start
    596 ft
  • Altitude end
    692 ft
  • Grade
    3.87%
  • Grade max
    -26.371%
  • Grade min
    44.356%
  • Distance climb
    1,226 ft
  • Distance down
    1,067 ft
  • Distance flat
    178 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:17
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:07
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Rimu Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 1:20am
      Oct 3, 2019
      Very nice trail in good condition, running dry today after rain yesterday.
      Jul 4, 2019 @ 3:37pm
      Jul 4, 2019
      reporter
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Feb 23, 2019
      reporter Track in good condition after dry spell. Slightly over grown at Allington Road end with long grass.
      Feb 21, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Feb 21, 2019
      reporter
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 6:43pm
      Jul 7, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 351 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 937 rides
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