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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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      Open on Jul 29, 2018
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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,616
      Trails
      24
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      14,449 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,001 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,581 ft
      Reports
      20
      Photos
      21
      Ridden Counter
      995

      Photos of Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Titi
      8 |
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:22am
      Aug 4, 2018
      Titi, My City
      trail: Titi
      6 |
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:22am
      Aug 4, 2018
      Titi, My City
      trail: Co-Op
      6 |
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:20am
      Aug 4, 2018
      Co-Op, My City
      trail: Co-Op
      6 |
      Aug 4, 2018 @ 3:20am
      Aug 4, 2018
      Co-Op, My City
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      Videos of Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike

      Getting sketchy on the rock garden
      0:41 | 442 | May 7, 2014
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      Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      Karapoti challenge
      8 miles
      Karapoti Classic race
      24 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1034408murltrailCo-OpRiding nicely. It's been a few weeks since the...
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:44am
      Nov 18, 2017
      user #832714KiwiXCtrailCo-OpCo-Op is currently quite dry with few ruts or...
      Mar 6, 2017 @ 10:30pm
      Mar 6, 2017
      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
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      Recent Activity

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      user #747569davideyakuzaaddridelogSep 22, 2018 ride log
      Sep 22, 2018 @ 11:10pm
      12 hours
      user #1625809PaulvnaddridelogSep 15, 2018 ride log
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 4:14pm
      Sep 15, 2018
      user #1475226NeilstgeorgeaddridelogSep 14, 2018 ride log
      Sep 14, 2018 @ 8:41pm
      Sep 14, 2018
      user #1482129PorksparkinaddridelogSep 9, 2018 ride log
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 11:15pm
      Sep 9, 2018
      user #1625809PaulvnaddridelogAug 25, 2018 ride log
      Sep 9, 2018 @ 4:35am
      Sep 9, 2018
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Totara Park 3 41.5 km
      Tunnel Gully (Pakuratahi Forest) 7 12 14.1 km
      Kaitoke Regional Park 14.6 km
      Battle Hill6.5 km
      Whareroa Farm 2 2 27.8 km

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