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Home Forums TRACKS & GPS North Island tracks map Rimutaka Hill Pylon Access Track

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  • #1532
    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Town/City: Tauranga
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV, BMW R100GS
    • Rank: Round the World Adventure Globetrotter

    The Rimutaka Hill Pylon Access Track is exactly that a track to allow maintenance crews access to the power pylons that run along the top of the Rimutaka range. The track is accessed from a small layby next the bridge at the bottom of the Rimutaka Hill Road just before Featherston.
    [See the full post at: Rimutaka Hill Pylon Access Track]

    #15137
    Lambo
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW F800GS
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Track in pretty good condition, a little overgrown near the start but nothing to hinder progress. I concur with the rock comments as there are some good size rocks to avoid.

    #16739
    Digby Wilkinson
    Participant
    • Bike: BMW R1200GS
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Took the 1200 up the track on Saturday.It was a dry and fairly straightforward ride. There are some rocky sections, but nothing scary. The track gets a little slippery toward the end. The only bit that caused any hassle was the small stream/culvert crossing at the bottom on the way out. The rocks are very slippery at the moment and you need a bit of muscle power to get up the small incline on the journey out of the stream (especially on the 1200). It was a fun conclusion to a day of riding.

    #16761
    billingtond
    Participant
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    if u planning an more rides over the hill let me know cheers

    #20647
    viferpilot
    Participant
    • Bike: 2014 BMW F800GS
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    I’ve ridden past the entrance for decades. Finally got curious, and a Heidenau K60 Scout to push me up there. Weather was right, timing was right (early morning). Clearly the time had arrived to explore.
    My photo album: https://photos.app.goo.gl/zxFSCi57PtavdER62

    #20652
    Adventure Moto
    Participant
    • Bike: Husqvarna 701 E
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Good photos, thanks for sharing. Will have to add that track to the list next time I am down that way.

    #25688
    brpbuckpt
    Participant
    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Here’s my trip up the rimutukas did a solo one was great until got a wasp under the visor a sting in the temple so quick trip back but all good .buck

    #25693
    Mario Gregor
    Participant
    • Town/City: Wellington CBD
    • Bike: BMW R2100GS 2006
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I have been up there too recently, fun ride, struggled a bit in few places due to big stones/rocks but pretty good going.
    On way down I had to be super slow in few places as I didn’t want to loose the bike to the ground 😉

    #25698
    Mario Gregor
    Participant
    • Town/City: Wellington CBD
    • Bike: BMW R2100GS 2006
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    I have been up recently too, few big rocks to get around and couple of hairy moments, little bit disappointed that there is a gate up to, I was already dreaming about descending to the hutt. But still fun ride.

    #26006
    harrywatson
    Participant
    • Bike: DR650
    • Rank: 250cc Rider

    O did this on the DR – just a bit of it. Must have gone right at the turn off – uphill. Where do you come out? or is it a loop?

    #36465
    Jez Weston
    Participant
    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    Rode up there today. Not too rutted although the loose parts were pretty rocky after a dry summer and the smooth parts were greasy after yesterday’s rain. Still, loads of fun.

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