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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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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 31, 2020
      Local Trail Association

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      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      14
      Trails Trail Running
      14
      Total Distance
      28 miles
      Total Descent
      6,141 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,436 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,857 ft
      Reports
      36
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      1,748

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 m avg distance
      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 22.7 km avg distance

      Photos of Akatarawa Forest Park (Upper Hutt) Mountain Bike

      trail: Woolshed Road
      8 |
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 2:00am
      Mar 27, 2020
      trail: Woolshed Road
      22 |
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 2:00am
      Mar 27, 2020
      trail: Pram Track
      74 |
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      trail: Pram Track
      59 |
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Mar 10, 2018

      Videos of Akatarawa Forest Park (Upper Hutt) Mountain Bike

      Getting sketchy on the rock garden
      0:41 | 569 | May 7, 2014
      2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
      5:47 | 498 | Oct 8, 2018 , Upper Hutt
      Karapoti - Rock Garden
      1:21 | 418 | Oct 2, 2018 , Upper Hutt
      Devils Staircase.mov
      3:47 | 412 | Oct 2, 2018 , Upper Hutt

      Current Trail Warnings

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      McGhies
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      DryStimpySteve Quite a big slip about 100m from Mcghies...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #1804705StimpySteveaddreportMcGhies
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      user #1479334GarfKriddentrailKarapoti Gorge and 7 more
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 12:29am
      Jun 17, 2020
      user #1268542wellieegeeriddentrailRock Garden
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 4:35am
      Jun 4, 2020
      user #993536wideopennewzealandriddentrailRock Garden
      May 4, 2020 @ 12:13am
      May 4, 2020
      user #830012barberfamilyriddentrailDopers and 6 more
      Apr 14, 2020 @ 3:34am
      Apr 14, 2020

      Recent Comments

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      user #1057795andy766ctrailKarapoti GorgeRoad the gorge last Saturday (30th of July)....
      Aug 3, 2015 @ 7:34pm
      Aug 3, 2015

      Nearby Areas

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      Totara Park 3 41.5 km
      Tunnel Gully (Pakuratahi Forest) 8 13 14.1 km
      Kaitoke Regional Park 24.6 km
      Akatarawa Forest Park (Kapiti Coast) 3 1 46.1 km
      Battle Hill6.5 km
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