Woolshed Road

Name

Woolshed Road

Location

Akatarawa Forest, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Steep clay road through the middle of the Valley View Forest block.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

After a hard climb to reach the Valley View Road ridge, this neat piece of clay road provides a fun reward. The descent is steep and fast, with a bit of rutted cornering to add some technical challenge.

Towards the bottom of the hill there is a mud puddle that appears to be semi-permanent. After prolonged rain, the mud can be rather deep, so best to go around.

It is possible to gather a fair bit of speed going down the straights, but beware that the clay surface offers little in the way of grip other than a thin layer of pine needles.

Getting there

Southern end drops down from Airstrip Drive to meet McGhies and the northern end of Valley View Road at a three-way intersection.

Other notes

This track forms part of the Karapoti Challenge course.

Length

2.39km

Conditions

Double track

Last modified

5 Sep 2009 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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