1 miles
55 ft
-1,130 ft
1,122 ft
High Point

Te Whiti Firebreak Details

  • Riding area
    Lower Hutt
    Lower Hutt
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking

This is just a firebreak as the name suggests, but can be ridden as a super steep, super fast downhill track for advanced riders. Watch out as it extremely steep in some sections and there are loose rocks and big ruts down the whole track. Even the best riders should take it easy on the first ride to workout some good lines.

Once you have this track dialed it can be a real rush and super fun. It also makes for a great loop if you head up Te Whiti Riser, then follow the ECNZ pylon road/track to the summit turn off, rider/push your bike to the lookout, take in the view while you catch your breath, then blast down the firebreak back to the bottom.

On a beautiful day you are sure to come across walkers/runners up the firebrack so make sure you give them a holla to let them know you are coming through. There is plenty of room so everyone can stay happy. Just note you will also pass through the main Te Whiti Riser trial near the bottom so go slow and watch out.

The track ends with a large steel gate which you can easily poke your bike through.

Access Info

Access the track from Mt Towai peak (summit lookout). To get to the lookout, there is a short steep 4WD track connected to the main ECNZ pylon road/track. You can either come from the south along the ECNZ pylon road/track and turn off just after the Towai traverse trail entry or from the north. If you come from the north you will have likely ridden up Te Whiti Riser and taken the south exit onto the ECNZ pylon road/track.

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!


Unsanctioned, ride at your own risk. Very steep!

More Stats for Te Whiti Firebreak mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,075 ft
  • Altitude min
    41 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,116 ft
  • Altitude end
    41 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    773 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    290 ft
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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