Mt Victoria

2.70 out of 5
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↑ 1,300 m
↓ 1,300 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
Mt Victoria is a great place to ride close to the city. You can be in the midst of the action within 5 minutes of the CBD. Mt Vic offers all year round riding options that are great for a lunchtime ride or for a quick night ride after work.
Mt Vic is flush with wide walking paths (easy) and rooty single track (easy to intermediate). To connect to both sides you're likely to have to ride up, or down, Alexandra Rd at some stage.
The paths are all dual use so they are likely to be used by walkers, runners and dog owners. Please ride a little conservatively if you are out there at peak times.

Cross-Country Riding
Most of the good cross country rides run between the lookout at Oriental Bay and the Newtown end of the reserve (parallel to the main walkways). Once you've explored a bit, you'll easily put together a fun 6-8 km loop with lots of alternatives.

Down Hill
There are some decent downhill options running from the Hataitai Park side towards town. Many of these runs cut across the main walkways so down-hillers please take care at the points where runs cross main walkways. Conflict between riders and walkers could cause the council to rethink their access policy.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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System Trails (24)
System Trails (24)
Alexandra Park
Alexandra Park DH
Charles Plimmer
Hataitai to City
Hataitai Zigzag
Hobbit's Hideaway
Hospital to Mt Vic
Lookout Scenic
Lookout Walkway
Mt Alfred Twister
Mt Vic Easy
Mt Vic Intermediate
Mt Vic Skills Area
Mt Vic Summit
Newtown Reservoir
Newtown to Hataitai
Old Mac
Rosamund's Track
Te Ranga A Hiwi
The Dipper
Local Info & Nearby Trails
Trail Check-ins
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (51 total check-ins)
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Reviews (5)


January 7, 2019
kiwi_mtb Gramcounter  
Review: My much close to city

Granny Gear

April 9, 2017
ruckus81 Granny Gear  
Review: Great park but not as great for beginners. There is a lot of roots and slippery turns that makes for a fun exciting ride. there are some fun drops and jumps scatter around in every trail.

World Champ

February 18, 2017
Review: Great inner city riding for all abilities and styles.


May 27, 2014
olimoo Doubletrack  
Review: Fun and incredibly easy to get to as it right in the middle of the city. Enjoyable twisting runs between trees but a little too short.


June 22, 2013
Ginny_Tory Singletrack  
Review: Mt Victoria was literally right outside my window. It was raining for nearly a week, but I just had to test the place out. It's only a 5-ish minute ride from the YHA, climbing up a hill. But it's honestly the easiest track system to get to in Wellington, smack in the middle of the city.
The tracks are of packed dirt, exposed rock, lots and lots of tree roots, and pine needles (for fall and winter). Cause of all the rain it was very slippery. I feel a couple of times...yep. That was the only issue. Otherwise, the area isn't too technical and should be very nice on a good weathered week.
Even through the place isn't that large the winding trails were fun to go through. I ended up spending 4 hours riding around, taking photos, and enjoying the view down from the peak! Loved the views.
The place has tracks for every skill level, beginner (skills area) to advanced. Something for everyone. So everyone should, even if it's just a lunch break from work, just grab their bike and head out to Mt Vic for a nice ride.

Mt Victoria MTB Trail 2.70 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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