8 miles
Distance
1,367 ft
Climb
-949 ft
Descent
1,106 ft
High Point

Waitahu Valley Details

  • Riding Area
    Blacks Point
    Reefton
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #40902 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A low gradient 4WD track up the river flats of the Waitahu Valley that is rough in places. Features of interest include the Clematis swing bridge and the Montgomerie Hut. Cross the Clematis swing bridge to find the track that links the Waitahu Valley to the Blacks Point/Murray Creek tracks.

Access Info

Start at Gannons Road end or head in via Murray Creek Track and the Devils Tail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waitahu Valley bike trail
  • Altitude change
    418 ft
  • Altitude min
    669 ft
  • Altitude start
    684 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,102 ft
  • Grade
    1.007%
  • Grade max
    -37.201%
  • Grade min
    33.349%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,162 ft
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Status:
on Jan 3, 2018
Variable
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to waitahu-valley trailhead (-42.078760, 171.906470)
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      Waitahu Valley Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:27pm
      Jan 3, 2018
      Track washed out in parts had to cross Waitahu River in couple locations.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      • 2 rides
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      Waitahu Valley, Lower Hutt
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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 1:01am
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      Waitahu Valley, Lower Hutt
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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 1:01am
      Jan 5, 2019
      Waitahu Valley, Lower Hutt
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      Jan 5, 2019 @ 1:01am
      Jan 5, 2019
      Waitahu Valley, Lower Hutt

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag gmoz99 (Jan 3, 2018 at 23:39)
       I had to cross the river in a few locations as the marked out track was not in safe condition (wash outs, fallen trees). Otherwise generally agree with the description here
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