1.2 miles
Distance
285 ft
Climb
-114 ft
Descent
00:18:02
Avg time

Towai Traverse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    TT
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    This trail is well shaded from both sun and wind so in winter it dies get a bit boggy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #7408 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4958 in E-Biking
    • #12120 in Trail Running
    • #86050 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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.

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More Stats for Towai Traverse mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    170 ft
  • Altitude min
    898 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,080 ft
  • Altitude start
    909 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,079 ft
  • Grade
    2.7%
  • Grade max
    -21.4%
  • Grade min
    31%
  • Distance climb
    3,310 ft
  • Distance down
    1,860 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,066 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:21
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on Jan 21, 2024
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Avg: 3.7 (20 votes)
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Towai Traverse Trail Reports

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      Jan 21, 2024 @ 12:41pm
      Jan 21, 2024
      Sep 16, 2023 @ 6:09am
      Sep 16, 2023
      Jun 11, 2023 @ 6:35am
      Jun 11, 2023
      getting crazy pot holes everywhere,just needs potholes/puddles clearing
      Apr 29, 2023 @ 8:39pm
      Apr 29, 2023
      ridable techy bush climb. Muddy potholes in places
      Dec 5, 2022 @ 12:32pm
      Dec 5, 2022
      Needs so many potholes cleared of slurry so water can clear, running like Towai does
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      • 1 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 181 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
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      • 3,368 rides
      • Last: May 18, 2024

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