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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
      Land Status: Regional Recreation Area
      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
      • 13
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 3, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      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
      42
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      2,025

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance
      Past Week
      • 0 rides
      • 0 ft avg distance

      Photos of Akatarawa Forest Park (Upper Hutt) Mountain Bike

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      trail: McGhies
      31 |
      Jul 17, 2020 @ 9:23pm
      Jul 17, 2020
      trail: Woolshed Road
      29 |
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 2:00am
      Mar 27, 2020
      trail: Woolshed Road
      52 |
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 2:00am
      Mar 27, 2020
      report
      3 |
      Apr 4, 2019 @ 9:25pm
      Apr 4, 2019
      trail: Pram Track
      106 |
      Mar 10, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Mar 10, 2018
      trail: Pram Track
      86 |
      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 | 614 | May 7, 2014
      2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
      5:47 | 867 | Oct 8, 2018 , Upper Hutt
      Karapoti - Rock Garden
      1:21 | 633 | Oct 2, 2018 , Upper Hutt
      Devils Staircase.mov
      3:47 | 662 | Oct 2, 2018 , Upper Hutt

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Karapoti Gorge
      Feb 8, 2021 @ 12:13am
      Feb 8, 2021
      VariablewhynotnowtodayDeep holes trail wrecked by motorcycles
      Valley View Rd from Cannon Point to Airstrip Dr
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 5:16pm
      Feb 7, 2021
      Drywideopennewzealand
      Airstrip Drive
      Feb 7, 2021 @ 5:16pm
      Feb 7, 2021
      Drywideopennewzealand
      Hukinga Clearning
      Jan 15, 2021 @ 8:05pm
      Jan 15, 2021
      Drywideopennewzealand
      Valley View Rd from McGhies to Airstrip Dr
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 12:23pm
      Oct 16, 2020
      VariabletpwnzTrail Running
      McGhies
      Oct 16, 2020 @ 12:23pm
      Oct 16, 2020
      WettpwnzTrail Running
      Woolshed Road
      Dec 25, 2019 @ 4:44pm
      Dec 25, 2019
      Drywideopennewzealand
      Dopers
      Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:59pm
      Jan 18, 2019
      Variableglamarche
      Pram Track
      Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:59pm
      Jan 18, 2019
      Variableglamarchemostly dry
      Cooks Road
      Oct 12, 2018 @ 11:38pm
      Oct 12, 2018
      DrywideopennewzealandNo entry Monday to Friday 0400 to 1700...

      Activity Feed

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      user #2013239RidemoreandmoreriddentrailRock Garden
      May 16, 2021 @ 12:48am
      May 16, 2021
      user #1734496NastyMcflyriddentrailRock Garden and 7 more
      May 2, 2021 @ 2:41pm
      May 2, 2021
      user #1268542wellieegeeriddentrailPram Track
      May 2, 2021 @ 1:37pm
      May 2, 2021
      user #2004675TheGrimmBikerriddentrailKarapoti Gorge and 4 more
      Feb 18, 2021 @ 9:18pm
      Feb 18, 2021
      user #1730248whynotnowtodayaddreportKarapoti Gorge
      Feb 8, 2021 @ 12:13am
      Feb 8, 2021

      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

      namedistance
      Totara Park 3 41.5 km
      Tunnel Gully (Pakuratahi Forest) 8 14 14.1 km
      Kaitoke Regional Park 24.6 km
      Akatarawa Forest Park (Kapiti Coast) 3 1 46.1 km
      Battle Hill6.2 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1428 miles6,142 ft11 miles1,437 ft
      #2,045#816423665
      Hike1428 miles6,142 ft11 miles1,437 ft
      #1,642#57415
      Trail Running1428 miles6,142 ft11 miles1,437 ft
      #1,649#57412
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