3,666 ft
Distance
211 ft
Climb
-442 ft
Descent
00:04:55
Avg time

Snail Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Snails
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (7 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, CX
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Best in summer but is all year round
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #3403 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2693 in E-Biking
    • #5516 in Trail Running
    • #83201 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 65 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

A nice flowing fast down hill trail from the end of Labyrinth to Wetlands Loop. Near the bottom of the track there is an short alternative line of a set of 9 switchbacks that are intermediate level

Access Info

Snail is accessed from the Labyrinth trail. There are several ways to get there. Either start a the Waiu St car park and climb to Labyrinth using Jungle Gym or Directa (which is a connecting track between Wetlands loop and Jungle Gym) or start at the top of Wainuiomata Hill Rd and join Labyrinth from the 4x4 ECNZ access road.

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More Stats for Snail Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -230 ft
  • Altitude min
    413 ft
  • Altitude max
    654 ft
  • Altitude start
    654 ft
  • Altitude end
    424 ft
  • Grade
    -6.278%
  • Grade max
    -50.072%
  • Grade min
    32.379%
  • Distance climb
    1,491 ft
  • Distance down
    2,000 ft
  • Distance flat
    175 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:55
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:33
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Status:
on May 28, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.45 (18 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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      Snail Trail Trail Reports

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      May 28, 2022 @ 5:04pm
      May 28, 2022
      Apr 13, 2022 @ 8:15pm
      Apr 13, 2022
      Small tree down across the track near the start
      Feb 3, 2022 @ 4:36pm
      Feb 3, 2022
      Jan 21, 2022 @ 12:01pm
      Jan 21, 2022
      Running well
      Dec 18, 2021 @ 7:52pm
      Dec 18, 2021
      A tree has caved on the side near where Labyrinth joins, damaging that part of the track.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 158 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,673 rides
      • Last: Aug 3, 2022

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      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Labyrinth Loop3 miles
      Waiu Park Easy Loop3 miles
      2020 W6W course3 miles
      NZSS XCO Individual 20204 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      deester84 (Oct 29, 2021 at 20:32)
      Despite the intermediate grade this trail is a great laugh and would be a good way for beginner riders to progress onto something a bit rougher. Some easier rock and root sections but all with good grip in muddy conditions.
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      youtuber FLOWY FUN - Snail Trail Mountain Bike Trail...
      3:10 | 212 | May 31, 2021 , Lower Hutt
      Snail Trail At Night
      733 | Oct 18, 2014 , Lower Hutt
      Snail Trail
      1245 | Oct 18, 2014 , Lower Hutt
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