1 miles
528 ft
-348 ft
Avg time

Towai Traverse Details

  • Riding Area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • AKA
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Season
    This trail is well shaded from both sun and wind so in winter it dies get a bit boggy
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking
    #16023 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Manager
    Hutt City Council

Towai is a flattish trail traversing the eastern side of the hill in the park. It is a real mix of tight turns, rooty climbs, roller coaster type sections and gentle riding through native bush. Early morning riders clear the many spider webs that form over night. During winter and very wet periods it does become boggy due to it's shelter from both the sun and wind.

Access Info

Towai is a 2 way track. The upward entry is at the end of Labyrinth (which can be access from the 3rd pylon off ECNZ 4x4 access road). The downward entry is accessed from the ECNZ 4x4 access road - keep riding past the entry to Freewheel.

Towai can be a nice trail to get up to Freewheel. The end of Freewheel has the option of connecting back to Labyrinth, Beeline or exit on to the summit of Wainuiomata Hill Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Towai Traverse bike trail
  • Altitude change
    181 ft
  • Altitude min
    864 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,081 ft
  • Altitude start
    864 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,045 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3,349 ft
  • Distance down
    2,464 ft
  • Distance flat
    837 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Dec 8, 2018
Avg: 4 (7 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to towai-traverse trailhead (-41.239790, 174.928370)


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