7.9 miles
2,200 ft
-1,804 ft
1,519 ft
High Point

The little brother to the Karapoti Classic

Offers great views of the Tararua range, especially in spring.

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Trails in Route


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    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for Karapoti challenge mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    422 ft
  • Altitude start
    435 ft
  • Altitude end
    831 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.7 miles
  • Distance down
    3.3 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,122 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Karapoti Gorge
Oct 14, 2016 @ 9:43pm
Oct 14, 2016
Lots of water but track is made for it so no mud. Was a lot colder in the gorge.
Woolshed Road
Aug 3, 2015 @ 7:29pm
Aug 3, 2015
This section is closed due to logging. Check on the: http://www.gw.govt.nz/akatarawa/ site for up-to-date reports. Logging is ongoing in the Macrocarpas’s at the bottom of Woolshed Road. Woolshed Road and the surrounding area is closed to recreational use until further notice. Logging trucks are operating from McGees and Woolshed roads intersection to the Totara Park gate.
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