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Walking and Mountain Biking Trail Grades

Find your wild by choosing a trail to match your skills, fitness and the adventure you want.

The easiest way to ensure you have a great time on your next trail adventure is to know your limits and choose a trail that matches your own ability.

We’ve used a trail grading system to categorise each trail, so that you know exactly what to expect before you set off. Whether you’re keen on a leisurely walk or a hardcore downhill mountain bike ride, you can find your ideal trail just by searching the grading categories listed on our website.

Walking Trail Grades

All walking trails listed on the Wellington Regional Trails website are assigned one of six grades, ranging from ‘Easiest’ to ‘Expert’. These are:

Mountain Biking Trail Grades

All mountain biking trails listed on the Wellington Regional Trails website are assigned one of six grades, ranging from ‘Easiest’ to ‘Extreme’. These grades are based on the Kennett Brothers system which is widely used by New Zealand riders: