Follow the picturesque Hutt River from sea to source. An easy trail suitable for riders of all levels.
DISTANCE FROM PETONE FORESHORE TO:
Seaview Bridge 3km
Melling Bridge 7km
Fairway Drive Bridge 10km
Fergusson Drive Bridge 18km
Totara Park Road Bridge 26km
Te Marua Crossing 33km
Maymorn Station 35km
Click Here for detailed tech specs of The Rimutaka Cycle Trail. Summary below.
Composition hard packed gravel 83%, concrete / pavement 10%, sealed road 5%, dirt single track 2%
Highest Point 137m
Lowest Point 1m
Net Gain 136m
Bike any mountain or hybrid-style bike that's comfortable for several hours' riding will be fine. Always take a pump and spare tube.
Tyres > 1.5" wide, anything from "town tyres" to mountain bike texture, set at mid-high pressure.
Clothing dress to the conditions (usually shorts and tshirt with a jersey in reserve), and always take a light jacket. Closed shoes recommended.
Other always carry a first aid kit with you, and enough warm clothing and food to stay warm until help arrives in case of emergency.
AMENITIES / SERVICES
Cellphones good coverage for all providers at 99% of locations.
Toilets plenty of options - either wait for a public toilet next to one of the many parks you pass along the way, or duck off the trail and into a local cafe.
Food plenty of cafes, stores, supermarkets a short distance from the trail.
Water fill up for free at Te Puna Wai Ora in Petone - untreated artesian water direct from the water table that sits under the Hutt Valley and Wellington Harbour. From there, just duck off the trail to one of the many drinking fountains in our parks, or fill up at a shop / cafe along the way.