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      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.
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      #1,647
      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      14
      Trails Trail Running
      14
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      11 miles
      Total Descent
      6,141 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,436 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,857 ft
      Reports
      24
      Photos
      2
      Ridden Counter
      1,098

      Photos of Akatarawa Forest Park (Upper Hutt) Mountain Bike

      trail: Pram Track
      24 |
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      Pram Track, My City
      trail: Pram Track
      15 |
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      Pram Track, My City
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      Videos of Akatarawa Forest Park (Upper Hutt) Mountain Bike

      Getting sketchy on the rock garden
      0:41 | 472 | May 7, 2014
      2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
      5:47 | 67 | Oct 8, 2018 , Upper Hutt
      Karapoti - Rock Garden
      1:21 | 84 | Oct 2, 2018 , Upper Hutt
      Devils Staircase.mov
      3:47 | 107 | Oct 2, 2018 , Upper Hutt
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Karapoti challenge
      8 miles
      Karapoti Classic race
      24 miles

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      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Totara Park 3 41.5 km
      Tunnel Gully (Pakuratahi Forest) 8 12 14.1 km
      Kaitoke Regional Park 24.6 km
      Akatarawa Forest Park (Kapiti Coast) 3 1 76.1 km
      Battle Hill6.5 km

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