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Walking, running and tramping

Walking, running and tramping

Updated 28 November 2017 3:21pm

In most areas tracks are located on both sides of the Hutt River offering a range of short loops. You can alternatively walk or cycle the Trail, entering and leaving at many points. 


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