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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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails
      24
      Total Distance
      51 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      23 miles
      Total Descent
      14,471 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,001 ft
      Total Vertical
      1,581 ft
      Reports
      10
      Photos
      8
      Ridden Counter
      574

      Recent Trail Reports

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Woolshed Road
      Aug 3, 2015 @ 7:29pm
      Aug 3, 2015
      This section is closed due to logging....

      Photos of Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike

      trail: Titi
      11 |
      Aug 26, 2017 @ 7:43pm
      Aug 26, 2017
      Titi, Wellington
      60 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 6:00pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      Hydro Valley Road, Paraparaumu
      trail: Titi
      76 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 5:56pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      Titi, Upper Hutt
      trail: Titi
      68 |
      Oct 31, 2016 @ 5:52pm
      Oct 31, 2016
      Titi, Upper Hutt
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      Videos of Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike

      Getting sketchy on the rock garden
      0:41 | 344 | May 7, 2014
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      Akatarawa Forest Park Mountain Bike Routes

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      Karapoti Classic race
      24 miles
      Karapoti challenge
      8 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1034408murltrailCo-OpRiding nicely. It's been a few weeks since the...
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 1:44am
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      user #832714KiwiXCtrailCo-OpCo-Op is currently quite dry with few ruts or...
      Mar 6, 2017 @ 10:30pm
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      user #1113693krazykiwiboytrailBoobiesAlso disappointed, can't find ride logs...
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      Feb 22, 2016
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      Jan 29, 2016 @ 2:16am
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      Nearby Riding Areas

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      Totara Park 3 41.5 km
      Tunnel Gully (Pakuratahi Forest) 6 9 14.1 km
      Kaitoke Regional Park 14.6 km
      Battle Hill6.5 km
      Whareroa Farm 2 1 17.8 km

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