3,230 ft
Distance
220 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
00:05:35
Avg time

Supa Kanuka Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #33529 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Supa Kanuka is a hand built, fairly narrow, undulating track that gradually gains a small amount of elevation above Nikau Valley before flowing back down to the bottom of Aratihi. It runs through some great native bush and offers a feeling of remoteness and isolation out the back of the park.

Built by the Kennett Brothers in late 2017 and early 2018, the long term plan is for this to be a key part of a grade 3 loop in the south west corner of the park along with two additional new trails. Essentially it provides an option for grade 3 riders who don't want to drop all the way down into Nikau Valley.

Access Info

Either head down Nikau Valley, and look for a left hand entry before the intersection with Possum Bait Line. Or head down Leaping Lizard and turn left at the sign.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Supa Kanuka mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -84 ft
  • Altitude min
    761 ft
  • Altitude max
    874 ft
  • Altitude start
    866 ft
  • Altitude end
    781 ft
  • Grade
    -2.614%
  • Grade max
    -53.487%
  • Grade min
    41.288%
  • Distance climb
    1,478 ft
  • Distance down
    1,593 ft
  • Distance flat
    160 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:35
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:48
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Status:
on Apr 28, 2020
Variable
Avg: 3.5 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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 supa-kanuka trailhead (-41.301440, 174.702860)
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      Supa Kanuka Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      reporter Track care as there is a lot of debris on track following the park closure and recent storms
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 12:00am
      Apr 23, 2020
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 11:46pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      reporter Park closed to mountain biking during COVID-19 alert level 4
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 1:22pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 4:59pm
      Aug 24, 2019
      Quite soggy in parts near the start. Unexpectedly soft edges in places further on.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 181 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 265 rides
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      Photos

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      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Jam-nz (Jan 9, 2018 at 1:57)
       Coming along nicely. Narrow and soft but still fun
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag Sam-g (Apr 17, 2018 at 18:27)
       Real nice bit of single-track, bit tight, bit loose and a lot of fun.
      [Reply]

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      Supa Kanuka : Makara Peak 14/4/18
      3:53 | 230 | Jul 7, 2018 , Wellington
      Nikau Valley to Aratihi Connector
      4:39 | 176 | Jan 12, 2018 , Wellington
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