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Hylton's Pit, Manawatu - Wanganui

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Hylton's PitBeginner

Submitted by Melissa Franklin

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Manawatu - Wanganui




Undulating, small hills only

Plantation/exotic forest


0:50 (Slow)
0:40 (Moderate)
0:30 (Fast)



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This is a mountain bike park so watch out for other users (bikers, runners, walkers and dogs). Start by gate and head up gravel road to the first track starting on your right. The way around the park as its pretty obvious and not difficult to navigate. You could spend a bit of time looping around to easily extend this beyond 6km. At the highest point there is downhill section that walkers and runners are not allowed (signposted). I respected this despite being in the park by myself and returned back down the hill a slightly different way.

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Features of interest

Good views of Wangauni

Make Up of Run

Moderate Single Track: 40%

Easy Single Track: 50%

Gravel Road: 10%

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  • Access

    Corner of Brunswick Street and Hylton Road

    Parking on road opposite gate

    4 km

    7 minutes



  • Staying Safe


    Tracks are signposted and most are two ways. They generally criss-cross a gravel/4WD road that travels the lenght of the park.

    Perfect throughout.

    Windproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

    No water available. There was a pond I came across as one point but I wouldn't drink from it as image it was formed from farmland runoff.

    I went after a period of rain and tracks were still in good condition. However, many are clay based so I could image they would get slippery in winter and possible quite muddy.

    Just beware of other users (perhaps don't wear headphones)

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