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Te Whiti Riser, Wellington

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Te Whiti RiserBeginner - Intermediate

Submitted by Clive Start

Info Info

Trail Information

8.20km

250m

250m

 

Wellington

Lower Hutt

Urban fringe

Loop

Undulating, small hills only

Native bush
Open ridges/tops

Beginner - Intermediate

1:15 (Slow)
0:55 (Moderate)
0:35 (Fast)

-14.2%

+14.2%

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Description

The run starts through a narrow "gate", designed to stop people taking anything bigger than a bike up the Riser. A couple of a hundred metres up you come to a crossroads where you can choose the firebreak if you want steep (that's left), or can head down right to get out of the bush, or (this is the correct way for the Riser) just go straight ahead to carry on up the Riser. At about 800m you will cross the Firebreak climb.

Carry on and at 2km you will get to a wooden walkway/viewing platform. Carry on up, and a bit over 3km you will get to a fork, left/North or right/South. Either way will take you up to the ridge track and if you've gone left, turn right at the top, or if you've gone right, turn left at the top. There is about 800m between the top of left or right. I usually go North, turn left, then come down the South exit. The segment is called TeWhiti Cruiser Up n Down, although there are other segments too.


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Features of interest

Lovely bush, about 2km up is a viewing platform, on the way up and down there are viewing options quite often. There is nothing too steep.


Make Up of Run

Untracked / Route only: 0%

Technical Single Track: 25%

Moderate Single Track: 30%

Easy Single Track: 45%

Gravel Road: 0%

Sealed Road: 0%


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  • Access

    Starts in Te Whiti Park, just behind the gym. I usually run across the field between the bridge and the gym.

    There is a parking spot on Riverside Drive, Waiwhetu, with space for about 8 vehicles. There is also on street parking available. I generally start the run from just over the bridge from the car park.

    3 km

    5 minutes

    Yes

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Moderate.

    About 200m up, go straight over the track. Just after 3km up, you get to a fork, can got left or right. Trickiest bit is the ridge and finding the down options. There is about 800m between the 2 tops. The exits are not labelled, but do look like exits.

    Perfect throughout.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Cellphone, Map, Headtorch and spare batteries.

    Take your own water, there is none availabel on the track.

    Afetr rain it cann be quite muddy. If nto muddy, road shoes are ok, if muddy, trail shoes.

    There are places where the track is quite rocky.

  • Post run indulgence

    Cafe on Guthrie
    58 Guthrie Street, Waterloo, Lower Hutt
    https://www.facebook.com/Café-on-Guthrie-St-176977532928614/
    Closest option.

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