5,095 ft
Distance
43 ft
Climb
-588 ft
Descent
00:05:49
Avg time

Spoonhill Details

  • Riding Area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Best in Summer and Autumn when dry
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump
  • Global Ranking
    #2578 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -545 ft
  • Altitude min
    319 ft
  • Altitude max
    866 ft
  • Altitude start
    864 ft
  • Altitude end
    319 ft
  • Grade max
    -44.015%
  • Grade min
    20.357%
  • Distance climb
    412 ft
  • Distance down
    3,618 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,065 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:01:00
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Status:
on Mar 3, 2018
Wet
Avg: 4.8 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Spoonhill Trail Reports

      datedescription
      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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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 125 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 421 rides
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