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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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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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      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
      #534
      Trails
      33
      Total Distance
      19 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      9 miles
      Total Descent
      7,675 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,438 ft
      Total Vertical
      958 ft
      Reports
      56
      Photos
      76
      Ridden Counter
      2,945

      Photos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      9 |
      Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:08am
      Sep 15, 2018
      Rhythm and Vines, Listowel
      trail: Back Track
      4 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:48am
      Aug 27, 2018
      Back Track, Palmerston North
      trail: Back Track
      4 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:48am
      Aug 27, 2018
      Back Track, Palmerston North
      trail: Back Track
      3 |
      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 | 13 | May 3, 2018
      Arapuke Trails, About Time
      8:40 | 16 | Mar 26, 2018
      Ray Syron | Party Ambassador
      trail: Yeah Nah
      2:44 | 5760 | Sep 13, 2017
      50:01 ride arapuke
      3:40 | 5669 | 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
      Boredom Buster
      4 miles

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      Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:10am
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      Recent Activity

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      user #994667janebwishlistrouteFamily Flow
      Oct 20, 2018 @ 12:44pm
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      16 hours
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      16 hours
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