Te Whiti Riser

Walking time

1 hr




Walking/Running, Mountain Biking


Single track

Walking difficulty

Easiest: Short walk

Mountain Bike Grade

Easy: Grade 2


455m climb
-229m descent
241m highest point


Yes (on lead)

About the trail

An all-weather track following a gentle gradient from Te Whiti Park in Lower Hutt to the top of the Eastern Hutt Hills - this wide well-formed trail is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. It’s a popular multi-purpose recreational track for walking and biking.

This well-sheltered trail links up to other popular spots, including the extensive Waiu Park trail network and East Harbour Regional Park. The 3.7km track rises to 173m at the top and offers extensive views of the Hutt Valley.

Green Jersey

The trail starts at Te Whiti Park on Riverside Drive, Waiwhetu, with parking available. It can be accessed from behind the gymnasium building. The trail ends on the ECNZ firebreak.

There are regular bus and train services to Waiwhetu and the surrounding areas. Timetables are available from the Metlink website.