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Best trails in Wellington

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Trying to find the best Wellington trails? AllTrails has 116 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 70 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
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 throughShow more
#4 - 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 SouShow 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
Ataturk Memorial and Breaker Bay via Eastern Walkway is a 4.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand that offers scenic views. The trail is good for all skShow more
#6 - 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
#7 - Orongarongo Track
Rimutaka Forest Park
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Length: 6 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
Orongarongo Track is a 6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primaShow more
#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 shShow more
#10 - Holdsworth Jumbo Circuit
Tararua Forest Park
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Length: 13.4 mi • Est. 8 h 42 m
Powell Hut is currently closed. Please contact the park if you plan on staying there.Show more
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