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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      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.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Shuttleable: YES
      AKA: Kahuterawa (K-Loop)
      Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      End of Kahuterawa Road, or Scotts Road
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      Region Details
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      Open on Sep 29, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MMBC
      (www.mmbc.co.nz)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #549
      Trails (view details)
      36
      Trails Mountain Bike
      36
      Trails E-Bike
      21
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      10 miles
      Total Descent
      8,115 ft
      Total Vertical
      957 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,437 ft
      Reports
      56
      Photos
      76
      Ridden Counter
      3,070

      Photos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      14 |
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:08am
      Sep 15, 2018
      Rhythm and Vines, Listowel
      trail: Back Track
      7 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:48am
      Aug 27, 2018
      Back Track, Palmerston North
      trail: Back Track
      9 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:48am
      Aug 27, 2018
      Back Track, Palmerston North
      trail: Back Track
      7 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:47am
      Aug 27, 2018
      Back Track, Palmerston North
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      Videos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      Arapuke Trails, Mr Twister
      trail: Mr Twister
      3:02 | 14 | May 3, 2018
      Arapuke Trails, About Time
      8:40 | 16 | Mar 26, 2018
      Ray Syron | Party Ambassador
      trail: Yeah Nah
      2:44 | 5776 | Sep 13, 2017
      50:01 ride arapuke
      3:40 | 5680 | Mar 18, 2017
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      Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike Routes

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      The K Loop Classic
      12 miles
      Family Flight
      6 miles
      Family Flow
      6 miles
      Mighty Midgets
      1 miles

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