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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.
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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.
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.
if u planning an more rides over the hill let me know cheers
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
Good photos, thanks for sharing. Will have to add that track to the list next time I am down that way.
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
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 😉
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.
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?
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.