Wellington Regional Trails




Mountain Biking


Single track

Mountain Bike Grade

Intermediate: Grade 3


308m climb

-306m descent

299m highest point


Yes (on lead)
The Mid Peak Loop, a popular 8km intermediate route traversing eight different trails in the Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park.

About the trail

This one-direction loop starts and finishes at the main car park in Mākara Peak Mountain Bike Park, on South Karori Road. The route climbs 308m overall hence its intermediate rating. The third trail you’ll come across, Three Brothers, takes you through some stunning native bush and help you hone your skills on a single-loop track.

After Three Brothers, you start your descent back to the car park on the fast and flowing Smokin Track. Smokin leads to Big Toms Wheelie, and from there you can choose one of three tracks to get back to the main entrance. Swigg is suggested, but you could take Starfish or Lazy Fern instead.

All tracks are intermediate grade and mostly under tree cover, so there’s protection from the weather.

Follow these markers from start to finish:

  1. Koru
  2. Sally Alley
  3. Three Brothers
  4. Smokin
  5. Big Toms Wheelie
  6. Swigg