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Mountain biking and cycling

Mountain biking and cycling

Updated 14 February 2018 3:44pm

In most areas tracks are located on both sides of the Hutt River offering a range of short loops. Or you can walk or cycle the Trail, entering and leaving at many points. Follow the links below for descriptions of each section between the bridges and approximate walking times.

Totara Park to Birchville

Moonshine to Totara Park

Silverstream to Moonshine

Avalon to Silverstream

Melling to Avalon

Ava to Melling

Petone to Ava

Caring for the Hutt River Trail

  • Dogs are allowed on the Trail but must be under control and on leads where signs state. Please remove droppings
  • Use the rubbish bins provided or take your litter home
  • Mountain biking is allowed on all sections of the Trail.  Always wear a helmet, show consideration for other Trail users and observe the mountain bike code
  • Picnic tables and barbecue sites are often situated near swimming holes. Gas barbecues are permitted. Light no fires except with the ranger's permission
  • Motor vehicles are permitted only on formed roads. Slow down and give way to other users. Keep off the grassed river berm, stopbanks and pedestrian trails
  • No trail bikes, ATV quads or trikes are permitted on the Hutt River Trail
  • Playgrounds are located at Sladden, Avalon, Trentham Memorial, Te Haukaretu and Harcourt Parks
  • Toilets are located at Hikoikoi, Sladden, Avalon, Trentham Memorial, Moonshine and Harcourt Parks as well as in High Street, Lower Hutt, and at Akatarawa Road, Birchville