5,095 ft
43 ft
-588 ft
Avg time

Spoonhill Details

  • Riding area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Best in Summer and Autumn when dry
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

Spoonhill is a downhill only trail which ends up in the playground just around the corner from the trail park entrances. The first section is slippery and very difficult (especially when wet). The first part can be substituted with 491 which is more of an all weather track - this is the option preferred by most riders.

It is pretty much all clay and is very slippery in the wet. And as a result of the slippery clay surface and excessive use of breaks,large ruts have formed towards the end of the ride. At the very end of the ride there are 2 options for getting down to the playground: straight down a steep slightly rutted chute or left down some heavily rutted switchbacks.

An alternative to completing all of Spoonhill is to take the right onto Nga Tuna which 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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spoonhill mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -545 ft
  • Altitude min
    319 ft
  • Altitude max
    866 ft
  • Altitude start
    864 ft
  • Altitude end
    319 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    412 ft
  • Distance down
    3,618 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,065 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Mar 3, 2018
Avg: 4.75 (8 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 spoonhill trailhead (-41.239730, 174.928360)
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Spoonhill Trail Reports

Mar 3, 2018 @ 1:13pm
Mar 3, 2018
Beginning section really worn out, 491 is in much better shape. Slippery at end before you enter the park.
Dec 31, 2017 @ 5:10pm
Dec 31, 2017
Dry, perfect condition really. Some very deep ruts through
Jun 25, 2017 @ 5:24pm
Jun 25, 2017
Wet, but not overly muddy. Careful on the step shoot that drops you into the park at the end. The wet clay is like riding on ice at present.
Jun 3, 2017 @ 9:37pm
Jun 3, 2017
Slippery as they come
Jun 28, 2015 @ 12:14am
Jun 28, 2015
Is riding great for winter!
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Fossil Down Spoon Hill
4:27 | 22 | Sep 25, 2018 , Lower Hutt
Spoon Hill
3:56 | 45 | Aug 5, 2018 , Lower Hutt
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