bike trips round Lower Hutt, Haywards Hill- Moonshine Road, route map

Haywards Hill
Moonshine Rd Circuit

25.4 kms total. From START cycle NE on a narrow winding sealed road through very pleasant farmland and scattered bush to summit (8.5km). From the start, after several kms of easy riding the road starts to rise steadily, steepening after Bulls Run Rd. (Puff, puff!) From the summit follow a ravine down the other side (4.1km) to SH2/River Rd. Be careful, the road is narrow and winding. Cycle back along SH2 to the Haywards turnoff, and over the hill back to START (6.3km). This takes us a little over 2 hours (since we do it for enjoyment, not punishment). We have yet to tackle it in reverse from Craig's Flat but it's pretty punishing. I doubt we ever will.

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