1 miles
11 ft
-270 ft
1,123 ft
High Point

Waitangirua Ridge Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
  • Global Ranking

For most of its length this track has a grassy surface. Combining the occasional herd of cattle with a bit of rain makes for a challenging mix of deep mud and "landmines". At a saddle point there's a gate that is especially prone to extreme muckiness – best to jump the fence to avoid that area.
Although this track can be ridden in either direction, it is easier as a descent from Belmont Road, providing an alternative to the upper parts of Hill Road. If climbing from Hill Road, the initial climb isn't as steep as it looks, though some parts further up are a bit steeper.

Access Info

The northern (top) end of the track heads up between the radio masts from the intersection of Hill Road, Belmont Road, and Duck Creek. An alternative entry is down Belmont Road, almost 0.3km east of the intersection.
The southern (bottom) end of the track is about 0.8km from the bottom of Hill Road, at a sign-posted track on the eastern side of the road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waitangirua Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -259 ft
  • Altitude min
    853 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,112 ft
  • Altitude end
    853 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    140 ft
  • Distance down
    793 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,691 ft
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on Jul 11, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to waitangirua-ridge trailhead (-41.160610, 174.903410)
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Waitangirua Ridge Trail Reports

Jul 11, 2018 @ 9:56pm
Jul 11, 2018
Initial ascent from Hill Road (if doing it that way) is very muddy and churned by sheep. Some pushing required on this section. Once though the...
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May 7, 2017 @ 10:54pm
May 7, 2017
Waitangirua Ridge, Lower Hutt

1 Review & Comments

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flag Turaco (Jul 11, 2018 at 21:56)
 Works well in a loop with Kilmister from the Hill Road car park. I usually do this clockwise as the descent down the eastern valley is great fun.

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