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      For competent riders, 2-5 hours, 30km of trails in total.

      Over 30km of trail is available for riding at Arapuke. Trails are mainly a mixture of grade 3 and grade 4 trails for intermediate to advanced riders, with a couple of grade 5 trails thrown in. There is plenty of smooth flowing trails to reward the 4km climb up Back Track. to get there or you can take a drive up Scott's Rd to the new car park and enjoy the trails at the top.

      You can check the conditions via the webcam near the top of the park, or the weather station.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Kahuterawa (K-Loop)
      Land Status: City Managed
      Land Manager: Palmerston North City Council
      Scotts Road Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      End of Kahuterawa Road, or Scotts Road
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      Bike Park Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 12
      • 1
      • 6
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Nov 18, 2020
      Uplift Type
      Shuttle
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      42
      Trails Mountain Bike
      42
      Trails E-Bike
      26
      Trails Hike
      10
      Trails Trail Running
      10
      Total Distance
      24 miles
      Total Descent
      7,166 ft
      Total Vertical
      977 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,457 ft
      Reports
      310
      Photos
      99
      Ridden Counter
      15,419

      Photos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Pūpū Rahi
      2 |
      May 6, 2022 @ 4:59pm
      May 6, 2022
      trail: Pūpū Rahi
      3 |
      May 6, 2022 @ 4:59pm
      May 6, 2022
      trail: Pūpū Rahi
      4 |
      May 6, 2022 @ 4:58pm
      May 6, 2022
      trail: Pūpū Rahi
      19 |
      May 6, 2022 @ 4:58pm
      May 6, 2022
      trail: Ripper
      52 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 12:24pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      trail: Riff Raff
      73 |
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 4:57am
      Apr 23, 2021
      trail: Ripper
      65 |
      Dec 21, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Dec 21, 2020
      trail: Mr Twister
      88 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 1:39am
      May 20, 2020

      Videos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      Two Bails, One Stump
      trail: Kārearea
      152 | May 15, 2022
      Wookiee move - big case
      trail: Chewbacca
      114 | Oct 2, 2021
      Taco Tuesday
      156 | Jun 11, 2021
      Caught cam
      trail: Mr Twister
      78 | Feb 26, 2021
      1st ride @ Jumping Jack
      49 | Feb 26, 2021
      Arapuke crash - NZL
      83 | Nov 24, 2020
      K Loop Mr Twister
      trail: Mr Twister
      13:16 | 167 | Jun 4, 2020
      Home MTB Downhill with Braking Telemetry on...
      3:57 | 196 | May 22, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2750698TjmariddentrailAbout Time and 4 more
      Jul 2, 2022 @ 6:31am
      3 hours
      user #2672927paul-smillieriddentrailBack Track and 1 more
      Jun 8, 2022 @ 3:12am
      Jun 8, 2022
      user #540294bikerwpriddentrailMind the Gap and 1 more
      Jun 6, 2022 @ 11:07am
      Jun 6, 2022
      user #1702906Andyrowe247wishlistregionArapuke Forest
      May 31, 2022 @ 1:50pm
      May 31, 2022
      user #2480111smellieaddvideoTwo Bails, One Stump
      May 15, 2022 @ 7:39pm
      May 15, 2022

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2290230Lucas21880trailRockyThe trail is steep make sure you have enough...
      Mar 20, 2022 @ 11:37pm
      Mar 20, 2022
      user #923271donalducktrailNewOldSkoolReally good track this. Definitely some...
      Jan 9, 2022 @ 4:55pm
      Jan 9, 2022
      user #540294bikerwptrailRhythm and VinesRode when it was still a 3 and the middle...
      Jan 6, 2022 @ 12:05pm
      Jan 6, 2022
      user #540294bikerwptrailKāreareaLong tight singletrack rather than flowy, with...
      Jan 6, 2022 @ 11:59am
      Jan 6, 2022
      user #540294bikerwptrailRiff RaffExit halfway to get to the trail intersection.
      Jan 6, 2022 @ 11:47am
      Jan 6, 2022

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Paneiri Park 4 36.1 km
      Linklater Reserve 110.3 km
      Te Apiti 3 114 km
      Kohitere Forest 2 4 118.8 km
      Foxton Beach Mountain Bike Trail 120.2 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4224 miles7,165 ft12 miles978 ft
      #404#1899310233,698
      E-Bike2618 miles5,486 ft9 miles978 ft
      #181#10294299
      Hike107 miles1,040 ft2 miles883 ft
      #3,975#10826912
      Trail Running107 miles1,040 ft2 miles883 ft
      #3,986#10826919
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