6.2 miles
Distance
1,673 ft
Climb
-1,018 ft
Descent
01:17:59
Avg time

Skyline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Western Hills
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #75737 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2870 in Trail Running
    • #28054 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

This dual use track runs North and South along the ridge between Old Coach Road in Johnsonville and Makara Saddle in Karori. Although only graded as "Intermediate", the climbs are steep and some of the switchbacks and single track sections are more "Advanced" to "Expert" level.

More Stats for Skyline mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    655 ft
  • Altitude min
    739 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,394 ft
  • Altitude start
    739 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,394 ft
  • Grade
    2%
  • Grade max
    -46.8%
  • Grade min
    70.8%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,644 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:59
  • Avg reverse time
    01:10:51
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Status:
on Sep 22, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 3.35 (11 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Skyline Trail Reports

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      Sep 22, 2023 @ 6:18am
      Sep 22, 2023
      Trail is in mint condition!
      Jun 10, 2023 @ 8:57pm
      Jun 10, 2023
      Track is in prime conditions . Thank you trail builders for maintaining the skyline route .
      May 27, 2023 @ 3:26pm
      May 27, 2023
      Very muddy at the southern end, particularly where recent work has been done.
      Jul 22, 2022 @ 6:04pm
      Jul 22, 2022
      Apr 18, 2022 @ 6:29pm
      Apr 18, 2022
      Seems to have had some work done on it; not impossible to ride south the whole way without getting off the bike. Needs a sign where the 400m...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 34 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 26 miles avg distance
      All
      • 566 rides
      • Last: Apr 6, 2024

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      Sep 22, 2023 @ 6:21am
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      Sep 22, 2023 @ 6:20am
      Sep 22, 2023
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      Mar 20, 2022 @ 10:54am
      Mar 20, 2022
      77 |
      Jan 30, 2022 @ 9:51pm
      Jan 30, 2022

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