6 miles
2,145 ft
-2,145 ft
1,292 ft
High Point

A great introduction to the park for everyone.

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 back to Arapuke Rd. Cross Arapuke Rd when you get to where Riff Raff starts and head into Rhythm and Vines. This trail swoops back down the hill all the way to Back track, some of the lower berms can be a bit greasy when wet so take care, once you reach Back Track turn right and roll back down to Black Bridge and the Kahuterawa Rd car park.

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  • Direction
    One Direction
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More Stats for Family Flow mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    508 ft
  • Altitude start
    513 ft
  • Altitude end
    513 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,116 ft
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Arapuke Forest , Rythmn & Vines {Drone...
Arapuke Forest , Rythmn & Vines {Drone Footage}
8:14 | 15 | comments: 0 | favs:
Oct 23, 2018
arapuke no 8 wire
arapuke no 8 wire
trail: About Time
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Aug 14, 2018
Rhythm & Vines(Full) : Arapuke Trails 31/3/18
Rhythm & Vines(Full) : Arapuke Trails 31/3/18
8:21 | 70 | comments: 0 | favs:
Jul 7, 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
Vine's Link
Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:06pm
Jun 20, 2018
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