Track Name: Belmont Trig Track Location: Belmont Regional Park Track Description General Type: Steep farm track Av. Width: 3 m Av. Slope: 9 Max. Sust Slope: 17 Length: 2 km Surface: Hard clay, rock and grass Visibility: Good ROS Classes: Urban fringe / rural Difficulty: Intermediate Current Level of Use (MTB): Moderate - high year round Current Level of Use (Other): Moderate - high walking; moderate horse riding Summary: First part of a route which includes an extreme decent and an intermediate ride down Korokoro Stream: Listed in Classic NZ Mountain Bike Rides as 1 of authors' 50 favourites. Close proximity to urban areas Assessment of Effects (Existing/Anticipated) Physical Effects (Type / Degree / Possible Remedies / Practicality): Two detours from main route are causing initial stages of rutting. Need to define required route and place barriers to prevent corner cutting. Social Effects: Steep track tends to encourage speed. Effects are relatively minor due ti good visibility and wide track. Particular caution needed when encountering horses. Stree in track information. Safety Issues: Presence of horses, excessive use of speed. Need to emphasise yield rule and control of speed. Risk of exposure on Belmont Tops should be stated also. Recommended Management General Purpose: Part of longer route but also a worthwhile return trip to trig. One of main multiple use tracks in Belmont Regional Park, and a key access for mountain bikes. Walking Standard: Steep walking track MTB Standard: Subject to adoption of a suitable set of standards. Restrictions: None Improvements Needed: General surface maintenance, improved drainage. Develop solutions to existing detours from main route. Interim Management: Place barriers to halt impact on worst areas. General Comment: Management Plan currently under review. Check for consistency with proposed park management.
Map of: Korokoro Stream Track Scale: 1:10,000