Last Updated: 4th Dec 2023

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Belmont Trig

Lower Hutt, Wellington

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Last Updated: 4th Dec 2023

Beginner - Intermediate

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Grunt Factor: 16 ?

Gnarl Factor: 25 ?








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Trail Map

Type of Run

Urban fringe

Out and Back

Very hilly

Dog Friendly

Native bush

Open farmlands

Open ridges/tops

Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Easy Single Track

Moderate Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +11.7%

Average Downhill Gradient: -11.7%


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Estimated Times to Run







Starting from the entrance at Cornish rd, head up the track. Very easy to follow as it meanders up the stream. After about 2.8km, take the signposted left turn and begin heading up the hill to the Trig. It climbs up the hill through the native bush.
There are multiple ways to the top, this map/track takes the right hand option at the junction at about 3.5km. Once taking the right, ,continue on the well marked track all the way to the top where you can enjoy views out to the West Coast as well as down the harbour. Head back down the same way, or continue to explore the many tracks in Belmont Regional Park.

This trail includes the peak Belmont.

Lovely native bush
Nice run beside the stream
Great views from trig

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Plenty of parking in the trail-head vicinity. Petone Station very close as well.

6 km

7 minutes




Take a left at 2.8km
Take a right at 3.6km
Otherwise, follow the well established track.

Very patchy.

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

Korokoro Stream if you're desperate, but I would say no.

Pretty exposed up on top in poor weather. Track should be adequate majority of the time.

General trip hazards, very narrow in places so oncoming mountain bikers are a hazard.

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Trail Reviews

Excellent run with with gradual undulating ascent up the valley, and some steeper stuff in the top half. Well maintained trail with nice flowing corners, native bush, and great views from the top on a good day.

David Haunschmidt

August 21, 2023

Great trail and very runnable. I was surprised how relatively flat it was until the last 2-3 km up to the trig. The first 3 km winds through a valley next to the Korokoro stream, the last 3km to the trig climbs up through the beautiful native bush - plenty of birdsong. Above the tree line the trail is quite sheltered from wind in most cases by scrub on either side of the track. Unfortunately it was cloudy when I did the trail and so was no view at the top.

David Hosking

December 7, 2021

Runnable uphill and sprintable downhill. Love this one for a fast workout

Joe Benbow

November 16, 2020

So good! One of the most enjoyable trails I have done in Wellington with views to die for. And what a fantastic downhill!

Tony Sharpe

October 8, 2020

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