Mountain biking

Porirua City is home to some superb mountain biking tracks.

West is best for the MTB experience

Mountain bikers are spoilt for choice for trails in the hills to the west of Porirua. View Te Ara a Rangituhi map (pdf).

Here are our picks for a great ride:

  • Spicer Link: shared easy 2-way trail, 2.9km length – a great trail for the whole family to enjoy
  • The Doctor: shared easy 2-way trail, 1.6km length – ride through regenerating forest in Colonial Knob Scenic Reserve 
  • Chimney Sweep: intermediate trail through farmland, 655m length
  • Tumeke: intermediate downhill trail, 1.25km length. 
  • Crash Palace: expert downhill trail, 900m length – for the skilled and fearless MTB fan.
  • Te Ara Tai Tonga: shared easy track, 1.8km length -  connecting tracks leading to Spicer Botanical Park to tracks in Wellington City

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