935 ft
Distance
-197 ft
Descent
00:04:07
Avg time
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TopaTopa (Chopper) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Centennial Reserve
    Wellington
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Sometimes hard to follow
  • Season
    Summer
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #13197 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #15209 in E-Biking
    • #91305 in Trail Running
    • #69981 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Owner
    Wellington City Council

TopaTopa is a very steep trail with a very loose riding surface in places as well as numerous unmarked trail features. The trail starts off of Prison Road in Maupuia on the western side of the Miramar Peninsula and descends to the coast. Riders can pedal back up Piki Ki Maupuia to do another lap.

Built by team from the Miramar Track Project / Wellington Mountsin Bike Club with the permission of the Wellington City Council.

The track is very steep in places with limited traction in both the wet and the dry, includes a significant drop (with a b-line) but rest of the trail is a single Grade 5 line. Built in late 2018 / early 2019.

Access Info

Off of Prison Road above Countess Close

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More Stats for TopaTopa (Chopper) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -197 ft
  • Altitude min
    91 ft
  • Altitude max
    288 ft
  • Altitude start
    288 ft
  • Altitude end
    92 ft
  • Grade
    -21%
  • Grade max
    -56.2%
  • Grade min
    -7.3%
  • Distance down
    935 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:07
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:33
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Status:
on May 7, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)
Your vote: 0

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      TopaTopa (Chopper) Trail Reports

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      May 7, 2024 @ 2:42am
      May 7, 2024
      Some new lines and features. There is a new blind gap-drop about half way down. It’s not massive, but not rollable due to the hole that has been...
      Dec 10, 2022 @ 7:21pm
      Dec 10, 2022
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 6:37pm
      Apr 8, 2022
      Great autumn conditions
      Jan 30, 2022 @ 8:07pm
      Jan 30, 2022
      Entry is very very loose, rest of the trail in great condition.
      May 7, 2021 @ 2:27pm
      May 7, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 353 rides
      • Last: Jul 18, 2024

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      Nov 5, 2019 @ 9:45pm
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      May 6, 2020 @ 8:18pm
      May 6, 2020

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