2,489 ft
Distance
130 ft
Climb
-112 ft
Descent
00:03:31
Avg time

Witch Hill Details

  • Riding Area
    Port Hills West
    Christchurch
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9880 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Begin the ride at the east end of Rapaki car park on a single track that runs under the large basalt columns of Rapaki Rock.
Climb 70m up a smooth shared use single track to the beginning of the mountain bike track.
The track then makes its way around Rapaki Rock and Witch Hill. Rocky technical single track with undulating terrain that doesn't let up for the majority of the ride.
A great track if you want to test your navigation skills through lava flows and boulders.
Stunning views on both sides at the end of the ride – out over Canterbury Plains and into Lyttelton.

Access Info

Cycle up the Rapaki Track or access from Summit Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Witch Hill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    19 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,113 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,219 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,113 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,132 ft
  • Grade
    0.751%
  • Grade max
    -16.952%
  • Grade min
    18.935%
  • Distance climb
    1,236 ft
  • Distance down
    1,191 ft
  • Distance flat
    62 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:02:25
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (6 votes)

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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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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 328 rides
      • 27 miles avg distance
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      • 2,311 rides
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