Waitangirua Ridge

Name

Waitangirua Ridge

Location

Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Grassy ridgeline alternative to the top part of Hill Road.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

For most of its length this track has a grassy surface. Combining the occasional herd of cattle with a bit of rain makes for a challenging mix of deep mud and "landmines". At a saddle point there's a gate that is especially prone to extreme muckiness – best to jump the fence to avoid that area.

Although this track can be ridden in either direction, it is easier as a descent from Belmont Road, providing an alternative to the upper parts of Hill Road. If climbing from Hill Road, the initial climb isn't as steep as it looks, though some parts further up are a bit steeper.

Getting there

The northern (top) end of the track heads up between the radio masts from the intersection of Hill Road, Belmont Road, and Duck Creek. An alternative entry is down Belmont Road, almost 0.3km east of the intersection.

The southern (bottom) end of the track is about 0.8km from the bottom of Hill Road, at a sign-posted track on the eastern side of the road.

Other notes

At the top of the hill is a collection of radio masts, each of which has its own fenced-off area. Further up there is a trig marker, though the track goes around the hill rather than up to the summit.

Length

2.69km

Conditions

Double track

Last modified

13 Nov 2011 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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