1 miles
Distance
11 ft
Climb
-270 ft
Descent
00:18:04
Avg time

Waitangirua Ridge Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #41368 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    15 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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.

More Stats for Waitangirua Ridge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -259 ft
  • Altitude min
    853 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,123 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,112 ft
  • Altitude end
    853 ft
  • Grade
    -3.324%
  • Grade max
    -79.081%
  • Grade min
    8.767%
  • Distance climb
    140 ft
  • Distance down
    793 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,691 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:04
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Status:
on Jul 11, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3 (1 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
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Waitangirua Ridge Trail Reports

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      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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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
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      May 7, 2017 @ 10:54pm
      May 7, 2017

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      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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