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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Description & Photos
  • Videos

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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 Groomed
  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • 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
      Links
      Region Details
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      • 1


      Open on Jan 25, 2019
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      MMBC
      (www.mmbc.co.nz)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #413
      Trails (view details)
      37
      Trails Mountain Bike
      37
      Trails E-Bike
      23
      Trails Hike
      20
      Trails Trail Running
      20
      Total Distance
      20 miles
      Total Descent
      8,712 ft
      Total Vertical
      957 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,437 ft
      Reports
      59
      Photos
      84
      Ridden Counter
      4,646

      Photos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      trail: Chewbacca
      3 |
      Mar 17, 2019 @ 12:46am
      Mar 17, 2019
      Chewbacca, Wellington
      trail: Kārearea
      16 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Feb 14, 2019
      Kārearea, Palmerston North
      trail: Chewbacca
      29 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:48pm
      Feb 14, 2019
      Chewbacca, Palmerston North
      trail: Rambo
      17 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:47pm
      Feb 14, 2019
      Rambo, Palmerston North
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      Videos of Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike

      Arapuke Trails, Mr Twister
      trail: Mr Twister
      3:02 | 22 | May 3, 2018
      Arapuke Trails, About Time
      8:40 | 24 | Mar 26, 2018
      Ray Syron | Party Ambassador
      trail: Yeah Nah
      2:44 | 5827 | Sep 13, 2017
      50:01 ride arapuke
      3:40 | 5710 | Mar 18, 2017
      more videos »

      Arapuke Forest Mountain Bike Routes

      titleratingdistance
      The K Loop Classic
      12 miles
      Family Flight
      6 miles
      Family Flow
      6 miles
      Boredom Buster
      4 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1712750LukelennoxtrailJack And The BeanstalkGreat up! I remember riding here back in 2002...
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 9:27pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      user #1712750LukelennoxtrailZig Zag Road11 mins up! I got a train some more!
      Feb 13, 2019 @ 9:24pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      user #1177292RachelJBtrailMr TwisterWhy is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
      Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:10am
      Jan 24, 2018
      user #1177292RachelJBtrailIce BreakerWhy is this still Jack Frost on the map??
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      Jan 24, 2018
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