Distance: 6.6 km (2.0 DOC hours) - Road - Easy terrain
Altitude: 287m to 556m. Gain: 329m. Loss: 482m . Gradient: 7 deg (Gentle)
GPX info source: Drawn on map

500m west of the Rimutaka Hill Rd (SH2) summit, a parking area and a locked gate on a corner mark the start of Back Rd to the Rimutaka Railtrail. This forestry track is open to walkers and mountainbikes, but not vehicles.

The track climbs from the highway, crosses a saddle and sidles a face onto a ridgeline, before descending in a series of switchbacks to reach the creek and a junction after about 2.5km. Turning right takes you straight to the railtrail, some 500m away. Alternatively head left and follow Back Road which climbs steadily to a saddle before descending to the railtrail summit where camping and a picnic area is found.

Created by: Madpom on 2014-08-16
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