Trying to find the best Wellington trails? AllTrails has 71 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. For some great local park options, check out Rivendell Park near Upper Hutt. Ready for some activity? There are 51 moderate trails in Wellington ranging from 0.9 to 25.9 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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Blustery, as can be expected, nice views and easy wayfinding on path

on Dry Creek Loop

hiking
rocky
6 days ago

Had an excellent taste of NZ hiking. 1st time to Wellington, so we took the 30min train out to the park entrance. So many signs, clear maps, and well kept paths made it easy to find. There are many water crossings, so I threw on some water shoes and splashed up the creek instead of constantly crossing. The weather was lovely, cool, and overcast, so the water felt great! The waterfall at the end is small, but beautiful, and the hike showed us birds, animals, and plenty of different plant life.

trail running
no shade
10 days ago

go anti clockwise - gives you a short steep climb up the hill, but a great run down the other side.

Very nice track with a breathtaking view over beach, lagoon and coast, just the way up the cliff is a bit dangerous and tricky but totally worth it!

hiking
no shade
15 days ago

Not too bad, can take good panoramic shots on a clear day. Best on a bike.

Matiu/Somes Island

hiking
18 days ago

Solid mix of easy and fairly sturdy climbs. Anticlimactic peak, very few vistas. Empty trails on McKerrow track is a bonus (Saturday midday hike for me).

hiking
closed
22 days ago

I enjoyed this walk however currently the lookout over the dam is being replaced so is currently closed hoever the walk is very nice and virtually all shaded.

Perfect as a harbour side stroll, jog, run, scooter, bike ride or skateboard.

Great views, not sure where the waterfall was though.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

Be sure your ready for some steep stairs

Great full day hike. Powell hut is closed at the moment

very busy

Dimholt Road! So much fun

Seal Colony better than the lighthouse

beautiful display of New Zealand wildlife and nature

hiking
1 month ago

Started at 6am and had to tip toe past sleeping campers. A good climb and the track is wide and uncovered. It’s worth taking a detour up to Boulder Hill - an 11.3km round trip. The view is amazing, the rabbits are fat and the Fantail dance to the song of the Tui.

hiking
1 month ago

Some steep sections but good variety and views.

walking
no shade
1 month ago

A nice loop around Onepoto & Titahi Bay, on streets for return loop

2 months ago

An easy trail for runners and families. No real views of anything aside from forestry.

Easy stair walk up to the lighthouse

hiking
2 months ago

I like hikes with constant views, this is one such walk.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Super easy and flat ride would be excellent on a non windy day.

Enjoyable walk for the whole family

good track for the moderatley fit tramper. the gentle annie part is more well maintained.

I loved this walk glorious views my 9 year old daughter did it with me she was a bit scared at places but happy as to have finished it, some of the track can be a bit slippery with the gravel under your feet, and watch the rocks lol I pulled a ligament in my ankle but well worth the pain for the awesome views

Beautiful views we went at sunset time gorgeous as

walking
2 months ago

lovely stroll on the city

Outstanding short walk. Great views of Kapiti Island and the coast.

Loved this walk! amazing views and challenging at times but totally worth it. Trail can be a bit exposed at times with few railings so not for somebody who is afraid of heights!

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