4,237 ft
46 ft
-590 ft
Avg time

Rock Garden Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Nov - Apr
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

As it's name suggests, it is a garden or rocks (if you can call it a garden).

This is a very tricky bit of trail to ride. Some of the drops are large with no consistent line to them meaning if you're not carrying enough speed the rocks at the base of each drop will bring to a quick halt and if you're carrying too much speed you're likely to hurt yourself - and remember you're in the middle of nowhere with no cell phone coverage.

Access Info

From the clearing of Deadwood

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Rock Garden mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -544 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,094 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,638 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,638 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,094 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    339 ft
  • Distance down
    3,728 ft
  • Distance flat
    170 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Avg: 4 (1 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 rock-garden-21464 trailhead (-40.981360, 175.072570)
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Routes with this trail

Karapoti Classic race
24 miles

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2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
5:47 | 14 | Oct 8, 2018 , Upper Hutt
Karapoti - Rock Garden
1:21 | 26 | Oct 2, 2018 , Upper Hutt
Getting sketchy on the rock garden
0:41 | 450 | May 7, 2014 , Upper Hutt
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