3,064 ft
Distance
21 ft
Climb
-491 ft
Descent
00:06:53
Avg time

Vertigo Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Rock Face, Skinny, Teeter Totter
  • Global Ranking
    #2033 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 10 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Fun technical track, starts with open ridgeline, with clay ruts, then drops into a valley in trees. Sharp switchbacks and a few steeper drops. Tree roots and clay are slippery when wet.

Built by J'Ville Cycles, YMCA Conservation Corps and Wellington mountain bikers in 1999/2000.

Access Info

From Makara Peak Summit ride down Zac's (on west side of hill) to join this track, or ride T3 to the start of the track.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Vertigo mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -471 ft
  • Altitude min
    581 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,052 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,052 ft
  • Altitude end
    581 ft
  • Grade
    -15.4%
  • Grade max
    -51.7%
  • Grade min
    14.1%
  • Distance climb
    315 ft
  • Distance down
    2,608 ft
  • Distance flat
    128 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:53
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:15
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Status:
on Nov 22, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (14 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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  • Both Directions
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  • 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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to vertigo-18974 trailhead (-41.285530, 174.713590)
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      Vertigo Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Nov 22, 2020 @ 11:28am
      Nov 22, 2020
      reporter Open again! The bypass of the long rut near the top of the track is now open.
      Oct 31, 2020 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 31, 2020
      reporter Closed for maintenance until Sat 7 Nov. Makara Peak trails team are building a bypass of the top rutted section.
      Apr 28, 2020 @ 3:18pm
      Apr 28, 2020
      reporter Track care as there is a lot of debris on track following the park closure and recent storms
      Apr 23, 2020 @ 12:00am
      Apr 23, 2020
      Apr 8, 2020 @ 11:46pm
      Apr 8, 2020
      reporter Park closed to mountain biking during COVID-19 alert level 4
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 268 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,514 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      9 |
      Oct 31, 2020 @ 4:36pm
      Oct 31, 2020
      96 |
      Sep 2, 2018 @ 10:29pm
      Sep 2, 2018
      182 |
      Mar 16, 2018 @ 7:05pm
      Mar 16, 2018
      153 |
      Jun 13, 2017 @ 3:10am
      Jun 13, 2017

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Some tasty tech runs - with a nasty climb
      6 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Zakmtb13 (Mar 13, 2019 at 0:19)
       Sick trail and love it to bits, I wish I had it in my back yard and it's good if you're small because you can get round he tight turns and go under the bridge with no problem at all.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag wideopennewzealand (Dec 10, 2019 at 23:47)
       This track is soooo good just get off the brakes and let the track naturally flow because there are catches at the end of each rough section.
      [Reply]

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