Maidstone Ridgeline

Name

Maidstone Ridgeline

Location

Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Rumble along the ridge above Maidstone Park.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This track provides access to the top of Maidstone DH. There's a vehicle turnaround area at the eastern end of this track, perfect for shuttling bikes up to near the top of the ridge.

From the drop-off point cruise up the gravel road, around the rim of a wall next to a water reservoir, and then up to the Brett Latimer Lookout. After that, the track is mostly downhill to a sharp right-hand corner – the road continues down the hill, but the main event is the start of Maidstone DH which is immediately behind a picnic table on the outside of the corner.

Most of this track follows the gravel road that runs along the ridge overlooking Maidstone Park. However, there are a few deviations that have been specifically built for bikes. These deviations include jumps and drops, providing a warm up for Maidstone DH.

Getting there

Eastern end is at the top of an extension road off the end of Seymour Grove. There's room to turn around a vehicle that could be, say, running shuttles.

Western end drops sharply down the hill parallel with the top section of Maidstone DH.

Length

0.72km

Conditions

Double track

Last modified

3 Apr 2010 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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