3,004 ft
Distance
120 ft
Climb
-390 ft
Descent
00:02:22
Avg time

SWIGG Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Swirly Whirly Green Goat
  • Difficulty Rating
  • 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
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #421 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2000
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

The Swirly Whirly Green Goat (SWIGG) Track (SWIGG) is a flowing downhill single track that winds its way through regenerating native bush, back to the main entrance on South Karori Road.

The new section opened in 2019 features some of the biggest berms in the park. This is a great option for riders who have mastered Lazy Fern and looking for their next challenge, or more advanced riders looking for a different way to end their ride.

Originally built by the Victoria University Mountain Bike Club early 2000, it was extended by 250 metres in 2001. The top section was built in 2007/08, with the old track incorporated into Lazy Fern.

The 2019 extension saw SWIGG and Starfish being separated, with SWIGG extended to create a full grade 3 line down to the main entrance. This was work was done by TGL Contracting and funded by Wellington City Council.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for SWIGG mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -270 ft
  • Altitude min
    459 ft
  • Altitude max
    731 ft
  • Altitude start
    729 ft
  • Altitude end
    459 ft
  • Grade
    -8.987%
  • Grade max
    -50.92%
  • Grade min
    34.065%
  • Distance climb
    970 ft
  • Distance down
    1,923 ft
  • Distance flat
    112 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:33:31
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Status:
on Jun 13, 2020
Variable
Avg: 4.9 (16 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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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
  • 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 swigg trailhead (-41.295750, 174.717390)
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      SWIGG Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jun 13, 2020 @ 11:53pm
      Jun 13, 2020
      Great conditions, terrain is very stable, no boggy areas
      May 20, 2020 @ 5:58pm
      May 20, 2020
      Nice - a fallen tree (downhill side, second half) has created a bit of a hole but you'll probably be past it before you notice.
      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
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 719 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,966 rides
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      Photos

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      15 |
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 3:45pm
      Nov 1, 2019
      76 |
      Jun 10, 2019 @ 4:39pm
      Jun 10, 2019

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