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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Radar Time
      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
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      End of Kahuterawa Road, or Scotts Road
      Links
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      Bike Park Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 12
      • 1
      • 5

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 28, 2021
      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
      7,843 ft
      Total Vertical
      942 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,421 ft
      Reports
      276
      Photos
      95
      Ridden Counter
      13,156

      Photos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Ripper
      14 |
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 12:24pm
      Apr 25, 2021
      trail: Riff Raff
      31 |
      Apr 23, 2021 @ 4:57am
      Apr 23, 2021
      trail: Ripper
      37 |
      Dec 21, 2020 @ 3:07pm
      Dec 21, 2020
      trail: Mr Twister
      71 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 1:39am
      May 20, 2020
      trail: Mr Twister
      37 |
      May 20, 2020 @ 1:39am
      May 20, 2020
      trail: Foo Fighter
      25 |
      May 17, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      May 17, 2020
      trail: Foo Fighter
      26 |
      May 17, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      May 17, 2020
      trail: Foo Fighter
      22 |
      May 17, 2020 @ 8:53pm
      May 17, 2020

      Videos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      Taco Tuesday
      87 | Jun 11, 2021
      Caught cam
      trail: Mr Twister
      53 | Feb 26, 2021
      1st ride @ Jumping Jack
      23 | Feb 26, 2021
      Arapuke crash - NZL
      68 | Nov 24, 2020
      K Loop Mr Twister
      trail: Mr Twister
      13:16 | 149 | Jun 4, 2020
      Home MTB Downhill with Braking Telemetry on...
      3:57 | 185 | May 22, 2019
      Third Run with Brake Power Meter
      1:45 | 84 | May 5, 2019
      Blind Run With Brake Power Meter
      1:50 | 63 | May 5, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1586476ReckyoneraddvideoBEST Place for Mountain biking??? Must ride in Arapuke - New Zealand and 2 more
      Jun 16, 2021 @ 1:51pm
      Jun 16, 2021
      user #1113170mbspenceraddvideoTaco Tuesday
      Jun 11, 2021 @ 8:35pm
      Jun 11, 2021
      user #2739225Geebeef1riddentrailMr Twister and 10 more
      Jun 8, 2021 @ 3:05am
      Jun 8, 2021
      user #2068344Kiwiman12riddentrailJack And The Beanstalk and 1 more
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 2:23am
      Jun 2, 2021
      user #1336404kiwipilot67riddentrailChewbacca
      May 20, 2021 @ 1:56pm
      May 20, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1518856SeanLallytrailRipperEpic track. ????????
      Mar 2, 2021 @ 12:19am
      Mar 2, 2021
      user #1424462MadfellatrailSwamp Monsterkids thoroughly enjoyed
      Feb 23, 2021 @ 7:45pm
      Feb 23, 2021
      user #2016410PeersietrailChewbaccaI love this track but it should be a black...
      Feb 2, 2021 @ 5:10pm
      Feb 2, 2021
      user #1348854TraumapaktrailThe BendsFML....starts off relatively well and the...
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 11:28am
      Jan 17, 2021
      user #1944404JojoesreportBack TrackOur introduction to Arapuke. Enjoyable steady...
      Oct 30, 2020 @ 4:08pm
      Oct 30, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Paneiri Park 4 2 16.1 km
      Te Apiti 3 114 km
      Kohitere Forest 2 4 118.8 km
      Foxton Beach Mountain Bike Trail 120.2 km
      Mt Thompson 228 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4224 miles7,844 ft13 miles942 ft
      #397#2095276233,342
      E-Bike2618 miles6,122 ft10 miles942 ft
      #139#10261201
      Hike107 miles1,585 ft2 miles883 ft
      #3,545#10624010
      Trail Running107 miles1,585 ft2 miles883 ft
      #3,545#1062409
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