1 miles
100 ft
-455 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Leaping Lizard Trail
  • TGL Contracting


  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Ride in rain
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager
    Wellington City Council

Originally built in 2003 by Makara Peak Supporters, an extension was funded by WCC and built by TGL in 2018 which links the summit to Aratihi and then onwards to the south west corner of the park.

The new section is a digger built flow-style trail with perfectly sculpted berms, rollers and table tops to keep riders of all abilities interested. The top section of trail crosses a short bridge over the top of the A2Z trench before winding it's way down the hill to meet the original trail - which is a bit narrower, with a rockier surface and is a touch more technical.

Located on the north side of the peak, expect to be battered and blown around in a strong northerly.

Access Info

Starting from the summit, it can also be accessed 50 metres uphill from the intersection of Upswing and Aratihi

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Leaping Lizard mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -355 ft
  • Altitude min
    957 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,312 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,312 ft
  • Altitude end
    957 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,338 ft
  • Distance down
    3,420 ft
  • Distance flat
    537 ft
  • Avg time
  • view trail stats
on Jul 14, 2018
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

view (634)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to upper-leaping-lizard trailhead (-41.288900, 174.707122)
update trails status or condition

Upper Leaping Lizard Trail Reports


no photos have been added for Upper Leaping Lizard yet, add a photo.

Routes with this trail

Makara Peak Out The Back
6 miles

Reviews / Comments

No reviews yet, be the first to write a review or ask a question.
Use trail reports to comment on trail conditions.

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


more »
Upper leaping Lizard
2:26 | 78 | Dec 29, 2017 , Wellington
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.