Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand
Bike and Foot
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.
The lower section of this track approximately follows a paper section of Murphys Road - hence the name.
20 Jan 2010 by Ian
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