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Best trails in Wellington

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Trying to find the best Wellington trails? AllTrails has 118 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wellington, Lower Hutt or Porirua, we've got you covered. Ready for some activity? There are 72 moderate trails in Wellington ranging from 0.7 to 27.5 miles and from 0 to 2,283 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Wellington
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#1 - Paekakariki Escarpment
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 3 h 17 m
Hike from Pukerua Bay to Paekakariki many many stairs two swing bridges lots of narrow cliff top trails. Not for the faint hearted. Pub at the end at paekakariki is a welcome finish point. Show more
#2 - Rimutaka Incline
Featherston, Wellington, New Zealand
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Length: 10.6 mi • Est. 5 h 25 m
A great ride from the Kaitoki carpark to the Summit tunnel - easy gradient. Caution, it can get very windy.Show more
#3 - Pinnacles Track Loop
Putangirua Scenic Reserve
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Please note: off line map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked. Scenes from Lord of the Rings were filmed at this location. Great loop with a rocky river up to the beautiful pinnacle formations, a walk through the woods up to the viewpoint and a muddy trek through a palm grove. https://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/wairarapa/places/putangirua-pinnacles-scenic-reserve/things-to-do/pinnacles-track/Show more
#4 - Pencarrow Head Lighthouse Trail
Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand
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Length: 10.7 mi • Est. 4 h 50 m
This trail is long but not technical at all. Show more
#5 - Ataturk Memorial and Breaker Bay via Eastern Walkway
Ataturk Park
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Length: 4.2 mi • Est. 2 h 14 m
#6 - Mount Victoria Loop
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 7 m
Great bushwalk with many different trail options to summit Mt Vic. The view from the top offers 360 degree panoramic view view of Wellington and the nearby suburbs. On a clear day, you can see the South Island, and to the north, the Tararua range. It’s all well signposted, and suitable for families. Tracks are all well maintained. There’s a also a bathroom and water fountain near the top. Given that it’s close to the city and popular with locals, it can be busy on a nice day. But the views, bush and birds around Mt Vic are still spectacular and well worth it. Keep your eyes out for the Kaka (brown parrot) or some Tui. Show more
#7 - Orongarongo Track
Rimutaka Forest Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
#8 - Pari-whero (Red Rocks) Loop
Te Kopahou Reserve
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 3 h 14 m
Steep, and at times loose; but with stunning views. A great work out but avoid it on a windy day!Show more
#9 - Belmont Dam via Korokoro Stream Track
Belmont Regional Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 23 m
Really nice run on an easy to follow track, perfect for beginners. It is well maintained and easy to access. Great run. Reasonable flat with little elevation. In terms of shoes, normal road running shoe with decent cushioning should do the trick. There are some rocky parts in the trail. Lightweight trail shoes preferred if you need the grip but not required.Show more
#10 - City to Sea Walkway
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
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