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Level: Intermediate
Length: 30 mi (48.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +1,070/ -1,076 ft
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park

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#12 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#2,301 in the world

The Markara Peak mountain bike park is a real blast.

The handmade trails are a symphony of singletrack elegance. They'll take you to the summit without stretching your chain and they'll take you back down through brilliant berms, jumps, zigzags, humps and bends. Another amazing thing is that because the area is extensive, it's like you're on a cross country ride. The signage is thorough - you won't get lost. The views are wonderful. The regenerating native forest is at times like a green tunnel. Trail maintenance is excellent. This is a top-notch mountain bike park and it even has a wash down pad (and a toilet too).

There are several excellent map boards. If you're new to the park, have a good look at the one in the car park. Several loops are suggested. There will be one to suit you.

First added by Suvacrew on Feb 2, 2012. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
The trail head is in Karori about 7km from downtown Wellington. Follow Karori Road all the way to South Karori Road where you'll see the "Makara Mountain Bike Park" sign. You'll come to the car park nearly a kilometre down South Karori Road.
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