4,465 ft
Distance
-637 ft
Descent
00:10:50
Avg time

Trickle Falls Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (8 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #6953 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #16182 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Wellington City Council

The hardest track in the park until Yeah Gnar was opened in 2017, being a touch more technical than its close cousins Vertigo and Deliverance. Aside from a smooth narrow section part way down, it's non-stop tech downhill with some awkward drops and optional jumps. Everything is rollable and when ridden at modest speed provides a good flowing single track.

If you can't make the first drop off and corner with some confidence then don't go any further as the rest is worse (ie better).

Built by Ricky "Slackboy" Pincott and friends 2002-2003. Actively maintained so expect the unexpected.

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More Stats for Trickle Falls mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -636 ft
  • Altitude min
    585 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,221 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,221 ft
  • Altitude end
    587 ft
  • Grade
    -14.2%
  • Grade max
    -54.7%
  • Grade min
    8.7%
  • Distance climb
    75 ft
  • Distance down
    3,911 ft
  • Distance flat
    479 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:06
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on Oct 29, 2023
Ideal
Avg: 4.8 (15 votes)
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      Trickle Falls Trail Reports

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      Oct 29, 2023 @ 9:49pm
      Oct 29, 2023
      Aug 5, 2023 @ 5:36pm
      Aug 5, 2023
      Slippery as ever - treacherous rocks up top
      Jun 11, 2023 @ 12:00am
      Jun 11, 2023
      As usual at this time of year the upper exposed sections never dry out so they are slick and unpredictable despite dry weather. Lower down in the...
      May 28, 2023 @ 7:20pm
      May 28, 2023
      reporter Trails are water logged. Wait a couple of days after heavy rain before riding
      Apr 16, 2023 @ 3:13pm
      Apr 16, 2023
      Best ridden in the afternoon - even the morning dew is enough to chuck it sideways up the top!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 17.8 km avg distance
      6 Months
      • 136 rides
      • 20.1 km avg distance
      All
      • 1,686 rides
      • Last: Jul 6, 2024

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      Apr 18, 2017 @ 5:48pm
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      XTRRA Wellington Mad Makara Long Course race12 miles

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