2,046 ft
Distance
132 ft
Climb
-307 ft
Descent
00:02:23
Avg time

Starfish Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #142
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Continuing on immediately from SWIGG, Starfish is a fun, narrow piece of classic Wellington singletrack that's a little bit steeper, narrower, rougher and generally a bit more difficult than SWIGG.

It sits on the cusp of Intermediate and Advanced, so ride within your limits and slow down or walk sections if necessary. A better alternative for intermediate riders who are still building their skills and confidence is Lazy Fern which starts from the top of SWIGG and offers an equally fun but slightly more mellow descent to the main car park.

It was upgraded in 2016 with a couple of big berms to allow you to carry more speed, and the sight lines and lead in to the small step improved. There's also a main-made rocky bridge to negotiate towards the bottom of the trail.

Built by Makara Peak volunteers in 1998. Upgraded in 2000. Major works completed in

Access Info

When heading down from the summit, to get to Starfish, head down SWIGG from the end of Big Tom's Wheelie. When climbing up from the main car park, exit at the end of Koru and cross the 4WD track and head down SWIGG.

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More Stats for Starfish mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -175 ft
  • Altitude min
    437 ft
  • Altitude max
    612 ft
  • Altitude start
    612 ft
  • Altitude end
    437 ft
  • Grade
    -8.542%
  • Grade max
    -59.849%
  • Grade min
    75.975%
  • Distance climb
    585 ft
  • Distance down
    1,213 ft
  • Distance flat
    249 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:23
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on Dec 28, 2016
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Starfish Trail Reports

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Dec 28, 2016 @ 11:26am
Dec 28, 2016
Oct 8, 2016 @ 12:33am
Oct 8, 2016
Sep 6, 2016 @ 11:51pm
Sep 6, 2016
Had some recent maintenance which has taken out the braking bumps. Slippery in places after recent rain.
Mar 12, 2016 @ 8:50pm
Mar 12, 2016
Sep 13, 2015 @ 1:27am
Sep 13, 2015
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