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1 miles
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-455 ft
Descent
00:07:00
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Upper Leaping Lizard Trail
  • TGL Contracting
    2018
    Builder

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Proline (2 votes)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Jump
  • Ride in rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • 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
    -6.698%
  • Grade max
    -32.973%
  • Grade min
    16.826%
  • Distance climb
    1,338 ft
  • Distance down
    3,420 ft
  • Distance flat
    537 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:00
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Status:
on Sep 15, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.35 (3 votes)

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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)
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Upper Leaping Lizard Trail Reports

datedescription
Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:00pm
3 days
Top open but bottom closed
Sep 10, 2018 @ 11:43pm
Sep 10, 2018
Gravel is so sweet right now. Primo gravel conditions
Sep 7, 2018 @ 8:11pm
Sep 7, 2018
Aug 18, 2018 @ 7:34pm
Aug 18, 2018
Jul 29, 2018 @ 3:02am
Jul 29, 2018
Gravel needs to be swept urgently. Great gravel though. I love gravel
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