1 miles
528 ft
-348 ft
Avg time

Towai Traverse Details

  • Riding area
    Waiu Park
    Lower Hutt
  • AKA
  • Difficulty rating
  • 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
  • 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 mountain 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 2, 2017
Avg: 3.85 (6 votes)

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Towai Traverse Trail Reports

Dec 2, 2017 @ 6:19pm
Dec 2, 2017
Fully dry and in great condition
Nov 17, 2017 @ 5:24pm
Nov 17, 2017
Running sweet
Oct 8, 2017 @ 2:19am
Oct 8, 2017
Decent condition, all things considered. Was expecting a bit of a mudfest, but really holding up well. I like...
Oct 5, 2017 @ 11:42pm
Oct 5, 2017
Dry and firm, rising very nicely considering how wet the winter has been.
Jun 17, 2017 @ 12:35am
Jun 17, 2017
Track is strangely but awesomely dryish. Roots are a bit slippery as expected
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Routes with this trail

Freewheel Loop from Pukeatua Bridge
3 miles
Tewhiti labrynth Towhai labyrinth snails super plus
13 miles

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