Eastern Hills

Ride along the Eastern Hills ridges connecting wide gravel trails to mountain bike parks and great downhill and jumping spots at Summit Road.

From the top of the ECNZ track you can see across the Hutt Valley to the peaks of the South Island's Kaikoura ranges. This ride follows a road, but it's definitely a 4-wheel drive road, so it still makes for some interesting mountain biking.

Local favourites

Te Whiti Riser

Your gateway to ridge walks and rides full of view points. Starting opposite 197 Riverside Drive the trail has been built for going up to the Eastern Hills, the Wainuiomata Trail Project, East Harbour Regional Park and north to Upper Hutt. The track passes through many different vegetation types, offering extensive views of the Hutt Valley. Look out for the boardwalk on the 4km cruise or hour-long walk to the top.

Summit Road

Get some big air on a trail of jumps and stunts between the ECNZ Pylon Track and Summit Road in Naenae.

ECNZ Pylon Track

It is a 4x4 trail used by walkers, runners, horses, bikers and occasionally by service vehicles maintaining the many transmission stations on the hills and connects you to Wainuiomata Trail Project.

Trail info from Trailforks.com