Wellington Regional Trails




Mountain Biking


Single track

Mountain Bike Grade

Advanced: Grade 4


478m climb

-335m descent

403m highest point


Yes (on lead)
A scenic view from the Makara Peak Mountain Bike Park with twelve wind turbines standing a long a mountain range and blue skies above.

About the trail

This grade 4 route traverses nine different trails and climbs to an elevation of 478m. Taking in Missing Link, the top of Leaping Lizard and Nikau Valley, it includes some of the more remote trails in the park.

This mountain bike-only route can be used in one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating.

Follow these markers from start to finish:

  1. Missing link
  2. Tower 16 connector
  3. Leaping Lizard
  4. Nikau valley
  5. Missing Link
  6. Aratahi
  7. Tower 16 connector
  8. Snake Charmer