4,789 ft
Distance
337 ft
Climb
-65 ft
Descent
00:10:34
Avg time

Turbine road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Spicer Forest
    Porirua
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This was closed for two years to the public to move wind turbines through to Mill stream, they widened the road and graveled it making it great for beginners once the links around it are sorted out. One link is planned from Spicer botanical park to this area.
You can use the Te Ara Roa and create an easy loop

Access Info

Broken Hill road
Victory Cres
Ohariu Valley road
Te Ara Roa (spicer)

More Stats for Turbine road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    271 ft
  • Altitude min
    552 ft
  • Altitude max
    830 ft
  • Altitude start
    552 ft
  • Altitude end
    823 ft
  • Grade
    5.669%
  • Grade max
    -31.256%
  • Grade min
    27.567%
  • Distance climb
    3,339 ft
  • Distance down
    821 ft
  • Distance flat
    629 ft
  • Avg time
    00:10:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:33
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Status:
on Sep 1, 2019
Very Dry
Avg: 5 (1 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
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      Turbine road Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Sep 1, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Sep 1, 2019
      Sailed down this, nearly didn’t have enough left to brake for the gate at the bottom. Nothing wet in sight, so Very Dry. Wish I’d checked the...
      Mar 1, 2019 @ 9:12am
      Mar 1, 2019
      Dec 16, 2017 @ 12:30pm
      Dec 16, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 18 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 67 rides
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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Nymble (Aug 18, 2016 at 23:59)
       What's the state of this road. Could yo get from Ohariu to Broken hill on a road bike?
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag mccmartini MCG (Aug 21, 2016 at 13:18)
       The road is mainly gravel and tarmac. the steeper sections being tarmac and flat bits being gravel. Probably quite manageable!
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag chickenlittleNZ (Jun 4, 2017 at 1:15)
       I did a circuit from the went up Broken Hill Road till the Trash Palace, opposite there is a another building called the Poly Palace, behind which a shingle/4x4 track leads up to the Victory Link which takes up to the start of the Turbine Road. " This part of the track is OK for CX bikes/perhaps fatter tyred Roadies, as I did it on an MTB with Hybrid/city tyres (80psi). there is grass on the track and a couple of wet areas." From there Turbibe Rd takes you all the way thru to Ohariu Valley Road, It's bitumen on the steep parts and gravel ever where else.which can take you all the way back to Johnsonville. I did the circuit from the Lower Hutt thru to Porirua then back thru J/ville up and over Stewart Drive and either down the gorge or go MTB down Wakely Track and home. Excellent ride
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