5,095 ft
Distance
-564 ft
Descent
00:07:04
Avg time

Spoonhill Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #5633 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3313 in E-Biking
    • #90579 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 35 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Spoonhill is a downhill only trail (Please note: it is also a traditional walking track, so walkers are allowed). The first section is steep, slippery with difficult clay chutes (especially when wet), and gives you access the equally challenging McMillans and Scrims.

However, the first part can be substituted with 491 which is more of an all weather/faster track - and joins onto Spoonhill about halfway down (at a massive root ball) - the 491/Spoonhill combination is the option preferred by most riders.

The most common exit is to take the right onto Spexit (spoonhill-link). Or you can exit earlier at Nga Tuna . Both exits will take you on to the Wetland loop and back to the car park.

Access Info

Spoonhill is accessed at the finish of the Labyrinth climb or the Towai Traverse decent.Alternatively you can ride the ECNZ 4x4 access road to the 3rd pylon to get to the start

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More Stats for Spoonhill mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -565 ft
  • Altitude min
    331 ft
  • Altitude max
    896 ft
  • Altitude start
    896 ft
  • Altitude end
    331 ft
  • Grade
    -11.1%
  • Grade max
    -46.7%
  • Grade min
    2.8%
  • Distance climb
    36 ft
  • Distance down
    4,852 ft
  • Distance flat
    207 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:30:56
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on Mar 19, 2022
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (11 votes)
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Spoonhill Trail Reports

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      Mar 19, 2022 @ 3:41pm
      Mar 19, 2022
      In good nick as far as spoonhill goes. Top section is a great challenge for those that are up to/for it.
      Mar 6, 2022 @ 12:03pm
      Mar 6, 2022
      Lower section below 491 junction - which lets be honest everyone refers to as 491 - great riding in the dry. Awesome track. Perhaps avoid top...
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 11:25am
      Jan 15, 2022
      Section of Spoonhill above 491 junction is pretty much pointless to ride now. Hub deep tyre wide ruts in most of the corners caused by people...
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 2:56pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      Running real nice at the minute. Dry but holding together nicely.
      Aug 14, 2021 @ 10:11pm
      Aug 14, 2021
      Really muddy at some parts
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 170 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,530 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Labyrinth Loop3 miles
      Spoonhill Circuit4 miles
      Super Riser 41910 miles
      PNP Club & College Champs 2018 XC Long Course race6 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      DrogenOmen (Jan 6, 2021 at 18:50)
       Spoonhill is sign posted as a Blue Advanced trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 3
      CharlieRuck (Feb 10, 2021 at 22:09)
       This trail is shown as a Grade 4, but don't be fooled! The top part of this trail is steep and rutted and near impossible in wet conditions. 491 is a much better option for those wanting a fast, but technical descent. The bottom portion of the trail is pretty mellow though and should be rideable for most people.
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      Videos

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      youtuber 491 Spoonhil @ Wainui Trail Project
      5:14 | 126 | Dec 4, 2018 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber RUTS GALORE - Spoonhill Mountain Bike Trail...
      5:01 | 215 | Mar 25, 2021 , Lower Hutt
      youtuber Spoonhill @ Wainui Trail Project
      6:06 | 399 | Jan 28, 2020 , Lower Hutt
      First ever GAP JUMP MTB! Was not ready for that...
      5:30 | 17 | Mar 14, 2022 , Lower Hutt
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