9 miles
Distance
1,835 ft
Climb
-2,374 ft
Descent
01:06:04
Avg time

Rimutuka Incline Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Rail Trail
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #30761 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Running from Kaitoke to Summit, the Rimutaka Rail Trail links with the DOC-managed Incline down to Cross Creek in the Wairarapa. A gently graded 18 km walk or mountain bike ride, the Trail features restored railway bridges and historic tunnels (take a torch). Enjoy swimming and fishing in the nearby Pakuratahi River and picnic or camp in the pleasant surrounds of Ladle Bend and Summit.

Toilets are located at the Kaitoke and Cross Creek entrances, at Summit and at the historic Cross Creek town site.

Access Info

By car: Turn off SH2, 9km north of Upper Hutt. The carpark is 1km along a metal road. Or you can enter the Wairarapa end of the Rail Trail via Cross Creek Road (off Western Lake Road).

By bike: Check out the adjacent trails. A good route is to follow the Rimutaka Cycle Trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rimutuka Incline bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -539 ft
  • Altitude min
    275 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,205 ft
  • Altitude start
    825 ft
  • Altitude end
    287 ft
  • Grade
    -1.075%
  • Grade max
    -60.982%
  • Grade min
    63.533%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,240 ft
  • Avg time
    01:06:04
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Status:
on Sep 17, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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 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
Directions to rimutuka-incline trailhead (-41.085109, 175.184890)
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Rimutuka Incline Trail Reports

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Sep 17, 2018 @ 3:03pm
Sep 17, 2018
Jun 9, 2018 @ 11:50pm
Jun 9, 2018
Feb 5, 2018 @ 2:30pm
Feb 5, 2018
Oct 29, 2017 @ 1:17am
Oct 29, 2017
Rimutaka incline trai
Dec 31, 2016 @ 9:37pm
Dec 31, 2016
Great track, does not get muddy or unrideable in the rain, would not recommend in high winds.
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Photos

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Mar 19, 2018 @ 3:28pm
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Rimutuka Incline, My City
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Rimutuka Incline, My City
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Oct 15, 2016 @ 9:59pm
Oct 15, 2016
Rimutuka Incline, My City
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Jan 30, 2016 @ 7:03pm
Jan 30, 2016
Rimutuka Incline, Upper Hutt

Routes with this trail

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Remutaka Cycle Trail
88 miles
Incline and Goat Rock
21 miles
Trentham to Incline start and back via Tunnel Gull and Goat Rock
32 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag Njw (Dec 23, 2017 at 20:12)
 Great uphill climb from cross creek car park. Takes me about 40 mins to the summit
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