Goodwin Drive

Name

Goodwin Drive

Location

Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Easy climb up from Reynolds Bach Drive to meet Kiln and Pinehaven Ridge.

Grade

Easy

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This track provides an easy entry to, or exit from, the northern end of the eastern Hutt hills - certainly much easier than the deeply rutted Kiln track that starts 1.3km to the northeast.

From Reynolds Bach Drive to the intersection of Kiln and Pinehaven Ridge is a 70m climb at a moderate 10% average grade.

The track's name comes from a "street sign" at the top, though no other reference to the name has been found.

Getting there

Turn off the Eastern Hutt Road and go almost 1km up Reynolds Bach Drive. The track starts with a metal barrier set back from the road in a grassy area on a corner.

The track ends at the intersection of Kiln and Pinehaven Ridge.

Other notes

Reynolds Bach Drive is the deadend access road for the Silverstream landfill. There are two gates across the road - the top gate, next to the water pumping station, is locked whenever the landfill is closed; the lower gate, next to the railway museum is sometimes open when the landfill is closed but don't count on it. If you have a car, then probably best to park it on the flat next to the Eastern Hutt Road and then bike up Reynolds Bach Drive.

Length

0.77km

Conditions

4wd

Last modified

29 Apr 2009 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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