1 miles
Distance
362 ft
Climb
-787 ft
Descent
00:02:45
Avg time

Starfish Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (5 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #492 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1998
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Starfish is a fun, narrow piece of classic Wellington singletrack.

While Starfish isn't very steep, the trail builders have made the most of the terrain by including plenty of features including a rock roll, multiple drops, rollable jumps, a rock garden and a couple of alternative lines including one (expert grade) tricky off camber, rooty section sure to test your nerve (particularly in the wet).

It's definitely a step up in difficulty from grade 3 trails like Smokin and SWIGG. It's a bit steeper, narrower, rougher and generally more difficult.

Originally built in 1998 with upgrades in 2000 and 2016. A major extension and realignment was hand built by volunteers in 2018/19 creating one long grade 4 trail from the bottom of Ridgeline and Peak Flow, back down to the main park entrance.

Access Info

Starfish starts at the junction at the end of Peak Flow, Ridgeline and Three Brothers Part 2. You can also drop into the lower section from Snakecharmer at the end of Smokin and Miro.

More Stats for Starfish bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -426 ft
  • Altitude min
    436 ft
  • Altitude max
    901 ft
  • Altitude start
    865 ft
  • Altitude end
    440 ft
  • Grade
    -7.433%
  • Grade max
    -63.196%
  • Grade min
    75.453%
  • Distance climb
    1,938 ft
  • Distance down
    3,350 ft
  • Distance flat
    380 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:45
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Status:
on Oct 3, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (10 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to starfish trailhead (-41.293470, 174.713830)
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      Starfish Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 1:16am
      Oct 3, 2019
      My favourite trail there now, i like the rock roll at the top, the jumps and the challenging rooty rocky bits. Seems to drain pretty well.
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 1:16am
      Oct 3, 2019
      Fun trail, challenging but not lethal. Seems to drain well and in fair condition.
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 1:22pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Sep 20, 2019 @ 2:29pm
      Sep 20, 2019
      Aug 31, 2019 @ 8:03pm
      Aug 31, 2019
      Mint condition.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 47 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 1,317 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,814 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 10, 2019 @ 4:33pm
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      Jun 10, 2019
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      Dec 10, 2018 @ 9:16am
      Dec 10, 2018

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag sminchnz (Jan 4, 2019 at 17:16)
       Great fun, but can be a little hairy if it's wet.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag trimeris (Jun 16, 2019 at 23:09)
       New extension is a joy - don't fear the rock roll at the start!
      [Reply]

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