Belmont Regional Park, Wellington, New Zealand
Steep farm track from Cannons Head to the valley floor.
Bike and Foot
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.
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.
Best done as a descent, unless you like walking up steep hills.
29 Mar 2009 by Ian
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