1 miles
Distance
589 ft
Climb
-117 ft
Descent
00:20:42
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
    #19240 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 95 in Hiking
  • 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 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
    00:20:42
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Status:
on Jan 15, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Upper Utiwai Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 15, 2019 @ 6:45pm
      1 days
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 12:15pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      Dec 14, 2018 @ 8:13pm
      Dec 14, 2018
      Running good, no longer muddy
      Nov 29, 2018 @ 1:08pm
      Nov 29, 2018
      Less muddy than the bottom thanks to all the gravel.
      Nov 13, 2018 @ 5:58pm
      Nov 13, 2018
      All good — clear and dry.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 28 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 269 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
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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
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag AndyGNZ (Mar 30, 2018 at 0:53)
       Cookie dough mud when damp
      [Reply]
      • + 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.
      [Reply]

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