6 miles
1,972 ft
-1,971 ft
1,291 ft
High Point

A fairly similar loop to Family Flow but has a couple of different trails including some jumps.

Starting from Kahuterawa Rd car park head up the road and across Black Bridge into Back Track, climb steadily for a kilometer or so till you see the entrance to Pupu Rahi on your left, use the turn bay to make the turn easier.

Pupu Rahi climbs at a 4-5% gradient, starting in the native bush before winding through the new forest, at the top head through the culvert (big concrete pipe) to the lower trail hub. Pupu Rahi is an uphill mtb trail but is shared use so you may encounter walkers.

Straight across ZigZag road from the lower trail hub Checkpoint Charlie starts, once again climbing at a 4-5% gradient making for a pleasant ride up. Checkpoint Charlie meets up with the Start of Jack and the Beanstalk to continue the climb to the top of the park, crossing Farside Rd Jack and the Beanstalk continues to climb till you reach Arapuke Rd, there is a well positioned seat here to take a breather on before the descent begins.

Head up the hill from the seat on Arapuke Rd for 50m or so and you will see the entrance to About Time on your right, follow About Time down the valley till the bottom where it joins Ice Breaker for a short easy climb up past the dam, continue into Riff Raff and up to the Container Hub.

Straight across Arapuke Rd from the trail hub Mr Twister starts, follow the twists and turns down till you reach ZigZag Rd. Cross the road and head down Humpty Jumpty, yes it has jumps but all are table tops and are a great way to practice your jumping skills.

Humpty Jumpty ends at the lower trail hub, head back through the culvert (big concrete pipe) and turn right down Rhythm and Vines, follow to the end and then turn right on to Back Track and roll back to Black Bridge and the Kahuterawa Rd car park.

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  • Riding area
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    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Family Flight mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    508 ft
  • Altitude start
    513 ft
  • Altitude end
    514 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,944 ft
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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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Arapuke Forest , Rythmn & Vines {Drone...
Arapuke Forest , Rythmn & Vines {Drone Footage}
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Oct 23, 2018
Arapuke: Mr Twister
Arapuke: Mr Twister
trail: Mr Twister
1:39 | 29 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 14, 2018
arapuke no 8 wire
arapuke no 8 wire
trail: About Time
2:05 | 26 | comments: 0 | favs:
Aug 14, 2018

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Back Track
Aug 1, 2018 @ 8:33pm
Aug 1, 2018
Nice and fast. Wet but not muddy. Two creek crossing but feet stay dry.
Rhythm and Vines
Aug 1, 2018 @ 8:33pm
Aug 1, 2018
Overall very good. Moist enough to be tacky with minor wet spots.
About Time
Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:06pm
Jun 20, 2018
Mostly good grip in wet with odd slippery patch
Jack And The Beanstalk
Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:06pm
Jun 20, 2018
Riff Raff
Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:06pm
Jun 20, 2018
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