Wellington Mountain bike trails
Popular areas for mountain biking include:
For more information, visit the Wellington City Council website
Riding Areas In Wellington
No riding visit to Wellington is really complete without a trip to Makara Peak. Check their site for a couple of popular loops.
Wainuomata Trail Project
A hugely popular park with Welly locals. Good range of tracks from beginners to advanced. For the adventurous, check out Rata Ridge across the highway from the park.
Belmont Regional ParkBelmont Regional Park covers 3500 hectares of hills and valleys between Porirua and Hutt Valley. Points of interest within the park include: Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition magazines, and part of the original Old Coach Road. Spectacular views of the park and beyond are on offer from several peaks including Boulder Hill, Round Knob, Cannons Head, and Belmont Trig.
Rangituhi-Colonial KnobRangituhi-Colonial Knob is an outstanding location for mountain biking and other forms of recreation.
The big hill offers any gradient you’d want, diverse forms of vegetation – native and exotic forest and grasslands - huge panoramas of Cook Strait and Porirua Harbour, space to spare and elevation – 468m of it. Something for everyone.
Polhill ReservePolhill is part of the Wellington Town Belt and a short ride from the CBD and the infamous Garage Project Brewery. Trails in the area include Transient, Car Parts, Barking Emu, Highbury Fling, Car Parts Extension, Windmill and Serendipity – all up 15kms of trails. The recently completed Clinical trail now allows for a 7 km loop on Grade 3 track. An MTB priority descending trail to compliment Transient is currently under construction and planning is underway for new trails down to and up from Wellington’s rugged south coast.
And all within a short bike ride of downtown Porirua and Tawa.