4.3 miles
Distance
497 ft
Climb
-487 ft
Descent
1,344 ft
High Point

A bit more of a challenge for the youngest riders, you will need to be on a proper mountain bike with gears as this loop has a reasonable climb in it.
From the Scotts Rd car park head into Ice Breaker and wind your way around to where it meets Riff Raff, a short switchback climb up to the Container Hub and a good resting point before Mr Twister. Across the road from the hub Mr Twister starts, zoom down through the berms till it joins Jack and the Beanstalk for the big climb back up to the top. Follow Jack and the Beanstalk all the way up, crossing Farside Rd just before the last short climb to the seat on Arapuke Rd. a good place to stop and check out the views across the Kahuterawa valley. Now head left for the last short climb on Arapuke Rd up to About time, follow About time all the way down to the bottom where it crosses the stream and shortly after joins Ice Breaker. Follow Ice Breaker back up to the start of Riff Raff and turn left out to Arapuke Rd, roll down the hill towards the Scotts Rd car park and Swamp Monster starts on your left for a fun blast back to your starting point.

Detailed Description
Boredom Buster is a 4 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Palmerston North. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 34 trails. This route climbs 497 ft with a max elevation of 1,344 ft then descends -487 ft.

29 Reviews & Comments

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dickersoncantride (Jan 6, 2022 at 11:47)
Trail Riff Raff
Exit halfway to get to the trail intersection.
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dickersoncantride (Jan 6, 2022 at 11:47)
Trail Riff Raff
Exit halfway to get to the trail intersection.
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dickersoncantride (Jan 6, 2022 at 11:45)
Trail Ice Breaker
More fun than riding the road. Good way to loosen the limbs after climbing up.
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dickersoncantride (Jan 6, 2022 at 11:45)
Trail Ice Breaker
More fun than riding the road. Good way to loosen the limbs after climbing up.
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dickersoncantride (Jan 6, 2022 at 11:45)
Trail Ice Breaker
More fun than riding the road. Good way to loosen the limbs after climbing up.
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Madfella (Feb 23, 2021 at 19:45)
kids thoroughly enjoyed
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Madfella (Feb 23, 2021 at 19:45)
kids thoroughly enjoyed
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GrahamPudney (Mar 28, 2019 at 23:01)
Trail Ice Breaker
Good track. Bit of a laugh.
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GrahamPudney (Mar 28, 2019 at 23:01)
Trail Ice Breaker
Good track. Bit of a laugh.
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GrahamPudney (Mar 28, 2019 at 23:01)
Trail Ice Breaker
Good track. Bit of a laugh.
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
[Reply]
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Lukelennox (Feb 13, 2019 at 21:27)
Great up! I remember riding here back in 2002 with all the trees still up we used to push heavy as f’*k down hill bikes up and then get a punishing mid and root ride back down before our bike back to Palmy! So good to be back and be able to enjoy the up!!
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
Trail Mr Twister
Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:09)
Trail Ice Breaker
Why is this still Jack Frost on the map??
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:09)
Trail Ice Breaker
Why is this still Jack Frost on the map??
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RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:09)
Trail Ice Breaker
Why is this still Jack Frost on the map??
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
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  • Direction
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Boredom Buster mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,120 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,218 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,227 ft
  • Grade max
    -27.4%
  • Grade min
    28.5%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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About Time
Jan 3, 2023 @ 5:16am
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Mr Twister
Jan 3, 2023 @ 5:16am
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Riff Raff
Jan 3, 2023 @ 5:16am
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Arapuke Rd
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Swamp Monster
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