1 miles
Distance
589 ft
Climb
-117 ft
Descent
00:21:00
Avg time

Upper Utiwai Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (1 vote)
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

The Upper section of the lookout climb progresses into intermediate grade to respect the native vegetation and lessen the ecological effects. It passes through some great native trees, some canopy, and some still regenerating forest. Uphill only for bikes, two way for foot traffic

Access Info

Lower Utiwai for bikes, foot traffic can also access from the lookout

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Upper Utiwai mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    472 ft
  • Altitude min
    659 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,132 ft
  • Altitude start
    659 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,132 ft
  • Grade
    6.469%
  • Grade max
    -18.247%
  • Grade min
    34.74%
  • Distance climb
    1 miles
  • Distance down
    1,608 ft
  • Distance flat
    352 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:00
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Status:
on Jun 18, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4 (1 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-utiwai trailhead (-41.134850, 174.820440)
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Upper Utiwai Trail Reports

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Jun 18, 2018 @ 2:54am
Jun 18, 2018
reporter Utiwai closed, Could be for up to 2 weeks. Whether they are waiting for it to dry or will be adding more surfacing is unclear
Jun 10, 2018 @ 12:01am
Jun 10, 2018
That mud near the top is super sticky!
Jun 7, 2018 @ 9:43pm
Jun 7, 2018
Jun 1, 2018 @ 8:16pm
Jun 1, 2018
Riding well at the bottom, but extremely muddy towards the top.
May 27, 2018 @ 1:59am
May 27, 2018
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Jun 8, 2018 @ 1:19pm
Jun 8, 2018
Upper Utiwai, Wellington

Routes with this trail

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Porirua Grand Traverse 2018 race
17 miles

Trail Products

3 Reviews & Comments

  • + 0
flag wellieegee (Mar 3, 2018 at 16:04)
 Groomed up trail, similar to 2 x The Doctor
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  • + 0
flag AndyGNZ (Mar 30, 2018 at 0:53)
 Cookie dough mud when damp
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  • + 0
flag Turaco (Apr 22, 2018 at 18:09)
 On a dry day, it was easy Grade 2. Very straightforward way of gaining a lot if ascent. Fine views from top. Not a great loop, hopefully this will change when the new downhill is built.
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