Waitangirua Ridge Details
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 â€“ 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.
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 mountain bike trail
Altitude change-259 ft
Altitude min853 ft
Altitude start1,112 ft
Altitude end853 ft
Distance climb140 ft
Distance down793 ft
Distance flat4,691 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Waitangirua Ridge Trail Reports
Jul 11, 2018 @ 9:56pmJul 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...|