Wellington Regional Trails

About trail grades

The grading system (difficulty level) factors in the features of the trail, including length, terrain, and elevation gain. This will help you find a trail that is challenging but not too difficult.

The walking trail grades used on this website range from easiest to expert. The mountain biking trail grades range from easiest to extreme, based on the Kennett Brothers system, which is used by New Zealand riders.

The trail grades help you understand what to expect before you set off on your adventure. You can filter the trails by difficulty level, so whether you’re looking for a leisurely walk or a hardcore downhill mountain bike ride, you can find the one that’s right for you.

Walking trail grades

Mountain biking trail grades