ElevationAscent: 635' 194 m
Descent: -88' -27 m
High: 1,044' 318 m
Low: 465' 142 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (15°)
Popular runs nearby
Polhill Reserve Loop
4.4 mi 7.1 km • Loop • 658 ft Ascent 200.45 m Ascent
Wellington Hills: Tip Track - Red Rocks
8.7 mi 14.0 km • Loop • 1,591 ft Ascent 484.96 m Ascent
Puke Ariki Track
14.1 mi 22.7 km • Point to Point • 2,603 ft Ascent 793.49 m Ascent
“A meandering singletrack through mixed light and dense regenerating bush.”— Jonathan Moulds
Features Birding · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Once you leave the road, you'll be immediately running in the bush, and will encounter a very tight switchback. After this, the trail mellows out and winds through the bush and over several small wooden bridges. You'll come to an intersection with Woodhouse on a right-hand switchback. The intersection is marked with a large sign that says "no bikes."
After this junction, you'll enjoy a flatter section of trail that lasts for about 700 meters before you continue your climb. The rest of the way is mainly uphill to the intersection with Burrows Ave. Continue straight for the final bit of climbing before the trail levels off then starts a brief descent out of the bush, past a junction with Deliverance, and to the top carpark where the trail ends.
Flora & Fauna
Heritage Trees: Kahikatea, mataī, miro, rimu, tōtara.
Ferns: NZ broom species, Raukaua anomalus, glossy tree-daisy, koromiko, mountain alseuosmia, poataniwha, Coprosma propinqua, Coprosma rhamnoides, Coprosma areolata, kawakawa (shade).
Land Manager: Department of Conservation