close
Layers winter
Map Style
Trail Style
  • ?
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
      The home of the famous Karapoti Classic

      Mainly 4x4 forestry track. Shared with walkers and motobikes.

      The Akatarawa forest park is large expanse of forest covering the hills between the Kapiti coast and the Hutt Valley. It is recommended that if you are venturing deep in to the forest on bike that you take the relevant topo map (or similar) with you.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Karapoti Gorge Car Park google parking directions
      Access Info:
      There are many entrances to Akatarawa Forest. The official entry is off Karapoti road. Turn off SH2 at Akatarawa Road and keep driving past the cemetery until you come to Karapoti Road on your left. Drive to the car park at the end of Karapoti road.

      Another entrance is from Totara Park over Cannons point. This is an active logging operation though.

      Other entrances are at the end of Bulls Run road, off Moonshine Road, Battle Hill near Pauatahanui and Mangakotukutuku on the Kapiti Cost side.
      Links
      Region Details
      • 7
      • 7
      • 1
      • 5

      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.facebook.com)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      23
      Total Distance
      48.0 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      22.5 miles
      Total Descent
      2.7 miles
      Highest Trailhead
      2,001 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,581 ft
      Reports
      10
      Photos
      7
      Ridden Counter
      370

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

      traildateinfo
      Woolshed Road
      Aug 3, 2015 @ 7:29pm
      Aug 3, 2015
      This section is closed due to logging....

      Photos of Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike

      16 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 6:00pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      Hydro Valley Road, Paraparaumu
      trail: Titi
      18 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 5:56pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      Titi, Upper Hutt
      trail: Titi
      11 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 5:52pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      Titi, Upper Hutt
      trail: Titi
      20 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 5:49pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      Titi, Upper Hutt
      more photos »

      Videos of Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike

      Getting sketchy on the rock garden
      0:41 | 262 | May 7, 2014
      more videos »

      Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Karapoti Classic race
      23.8 miles
      Karapoti challenge
      7.9 miles

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1113693krazykiwiboytrailBoobiesAlso disappointed, can't find ride logs...
      Feb 22, 2016 @ 6:22pm
      Feb 22, 2016
      user #837233mbikes1trailBoobiesDisappointed to see that the Ho Chi Min trail...
      Jan 29, 2016 @ 2:16am
      Jan 29, 2016
      user #1057795andy766ctrailKarapoti GorgeRoad the gorge last Saturday (30th of July)....
      Aug 3, 2015 @ 7:34pm
      Aug 3, 2015
      more »

      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1225758IGuestyaddridelogNov 29, 2016 ride log
      Nov 30, 2016 @ 1:51am
      Nov 30, 2016
      user #1225758IGuestyaddridelogNov 18, 2016 ride log
      Nov 18, 2016 @ 11:50pm
      Nov 18, 2016
      user #1225758IGuestyaddridelogNov 8, 2016 ride log
      Nov 10, 2016 @ 1:51am
      Nov 10, 2016
      user #630242andywoodwarkriddentrailKarapoti Gorge and 12 more
      Nov 8, 2016 @ 1:09am
      Nov 8, 2016
      user #1225758IGuestyaddridelogNov 3, 2016 ride log
      Nov 3, 2016 @ 9:51pm
      Nov 3, 2016
      more »

      Nearby Riding Areas

      namedistance
      Totara Park 3 41.5 km
      Tunnel Gully (Pakuratahi Forest) 6 10 14.1 km
      Kaitoke Regional Park 14.6 km
      Battle Hill6.5 km
      Whareroa Farm 2 1 17.8 km

      Local Mountain Bike Directory


      view full directory »
      • By nikholden BAMBA & contributors
      • Admins: NtrailZ
      • #5455 - 3,154 views
      • akatarawa forest park activity log | embed map of Akatarawa Forest Park mountain bike trails | akatarawa forest park mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Akatarawa Forest Park.
      You must login to download files.