3,230 ft
Distance
220 ft
Climb
-305 ft
Descent
00:05:25
Avg time

Supa Kanuka Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
    00:05:25
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Status:
on Jul 7, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to supa-kanuka trailhead (-41.301368, 174.702793)
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Supa Kanuka Trail Reports

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Jul 7, 2018 @ 6:43pm
Jul 7, 2018
Apr 17, 2018 @ 6:27pm
Apr 17, 2018
Real nice, still quite soft so be careful not to damage the trail
Mar 31, 2018 @ 3:42pm
Mar 31, 2018
Trail still soft in places, so take care not to damage the trail edges.
Mar 2, 2018 @ 2:42pm
Mar 2, 2018
Jan 13, 2018 @ 8:37pm
Jan 13, 2018
Techy trail for me (a mostly grade 3, attempting 4’s rider) but good challenge, easier than my recent first attempt at T3. Packing down well...
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Routes with this trail

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Makara Peak: South West Intermediate Loop
4 miles

2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag Jam-nz (Jan 9, 2018 at 1:57)
 Coming along nicely. Narrow and soft but still fun
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  • + 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.
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Supa Kanuka : Makara Peak 14/4/18
3:53 | 46 | Jul 7, 2018 , Wellington
Nikau Valley to Aratihi Connector
4:39 | 145 | Jan 12, 2018 , Wellington
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