Murphys

Name

Murphys

Location

Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Link between Belmont Road and Boulder Hill.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This is a steep 200m+ climb to the summit of Boulder Hill, along a rough farm track and across open paddock. For much of its length the track is ill-defined, though the orange markers provide sufficient guidance.

In case the climb isn't hard enough, after a particularly steep section that goes straight up a grassy hill, the track drops down a bit before the final ascent to the summit.

Approaching the summit of Boulder Hill you will encounter a boulder field that will probably require a bit of walking, but it isn't far.

A challenging loop off Belmont Road is: climb up Murphys to the summit of Boulder Hill, backtrack a bit then drop down Speedys, climb up the northern half of Kilmister to the saddle point near the start of Murphys, and then back up to Belmont Road.

Getting there

The track starts about half way along Belmont Road, drops down to a saddle point that is also the northern end of Kilmister, then climbs up to the summit of Boulder Hill.

Other notes

The lower section of this track approximately follows a paper section of Murphys Road - hence the name.

Length

2.57km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

20 Jan 2010 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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