Middle Ridge

Name

Middle Ridge

Location

Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Steep farm track from Cannons Head to the valley floor.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This is a steep and rough 4x4 descent from the summit of Cannons Head. Some sections of track are very steep, though the rocky surface generally provides plenty of grip.

With a typical grade of 20%, and some steeper sections, this is a quick way to get from the hill tops down to the Stratton Street valley. But it isn't all downhill - in addition to the occasional flatish bit, there's a steep, though short, climb about a third of the way down.

Getting there

From the Cannons Head sign on Dress Circle, go through/over the gate that is 50m away towards the southeast. Then follow the most obvious track all the way to the valley floor, finishing with a small bridge to join Bridleway - Horse Trail.

Other notes

Best done as a descent, unless you like walking up steep hills.

Length

2.26km

Conditions

4wd

Last modified

29 Mar 2009 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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