2 miles
Distance
1,127 ft
Climb
-516 ft
Descent
00:21:04
Avg time

Transient Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12902 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2009
  • Land Manager
    WCC

This two-way track was built to enhance bike access through Polhill Reserve along with Highbury Fling. This track greatly improves on the old, and very steep, Durham Street walking track that provides access to two radio antenna and joins up with the 4WD road off the end of Durham Street.

Please note that as of June 6th, 2020, Transient will be UPHILL BIKES and two way foot traffic only, south (uphill) of the Karepa St Connector, where the bench seat is. This is because Ikigai, the new grade three descending trail, is now open. All downhill direction bikes should use Ikigai. Transient north/downhill from the Karepa Street Connector will remain 2 way to both bike and foot traffic.

source: tracks.org
Access Info

Northern end - start at the small park on Aro Street.
Southern end - join from Highbury Fling, or enter the trail from Ashton Fitchett Drive

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Transient mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    611 ft
  • Altitude min
    187 ft
  • Altitude max
    820 ft
  • Altitude start
    189 ft
  • Altitude end
    800 ft
  • Grade
    5.446%
  • Grade max
    -138.089%
  • Grade min
    139.332%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    3,539 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,071 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:16:05
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Status:
on Jul 24, 2020
Dry
Avg: 4.2 (21 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to transient trailhead (-41.294200, 174.761440)
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      Transient Trail Reports

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      Jul 24, 2020 @ 9:02pm
      Jul 24, 2020
      Jul 12, 2020 @ 5:56pm
      Jul 12, 2020
      May 13, 2020 @ 9:57pm
      May 13, 2020
      Jan 8, 2020 @ 1:15pm
      Jan 8, 2020
      The gravelled bits aren't ideal...
      Dec 20, 2019 @ 6:45pm
      Dec 20, 2019
      Lots of mud and wet leaves. Some sections are very slippery. Still rideable but best left to dry out for a few days.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 42 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 571 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,532 rides
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      Photos

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      54 |
      Apr 30, 2019 @ 10:51pm
      Apr 30, 2019
      56 |
      Feb 20, 2019 @ 9:31pm
      Feb 20, 2019
      60 |
      Feb 15, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Feb 15, 2019
      482 |
      May 1, 2015 @ 3:48am
      May 1, 2015

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag wideopennewzealand (Jun 7, 2020 at 11:52)
       UPHILL. In 2020 this track was cheers aged to uphill only so please respect that change.
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