Maidstone East

Name

Maidstone East

Location

Hutt Valley, Wellington, New Zealand

Overview

Tramping track from the eastern side of Maidstone Park.

Grade

Intermediate

Access

Bike and Foot

Description

This track consists of three parts:

The lower loop, which starts and ends on the edge of Maidstone Park. The loop is about 0.50km long, and climbs steeply up the hill and then drops steeply down a ridge on the other side of a narrow valley.

A 0.25km long connection up to an extension of Seymour Grove.

A 0.20km long connection over to the mid-point of Maidstone West.

Much of this track is very steep and rocky, with lots and steps and plenty of exposed tree roots – making for a generally rough surface.

Getting there

The highest, and eastern-most, point is on an extension to Seymour Grove, opposite a car parking area. Where Seymour Grove ends at a turning area, head up the road extension and take the right-hand alternative for 0.15km.

The lower loop ends on the eastern edge of Maidstone Park, less than 20m from the bottom of Seymour.

Another branch heads up a fairly steep hill to connect with Maidstone West.

Other notes

Although bikes are not prohibited, this track isn't really suitable for bikes since there are about 250 steps along the way.

Length

0.95km

Conditions

Single track

Last modified

3 Apr 2010 by Ian

Created by

Ian

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