2,471 ft
Distance
241 ft
Climb
-145 ft
Descent
00:10:45
Avg time

Rimu Details

  • 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
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31557 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:10:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:07
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Status:
on Jul 7, 2018
Wet
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
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  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Rimu Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 6:43pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      Nov 12, 2017 @ 3:01pm
      Nov 12, 2017
      reporter
      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
      view all reports »

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      • 13 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 217 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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      • 937 rides
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