6 miles
Distance
2,145 ft
Climb
-2,145 ft
Descent
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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Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    6
More Stats for Family Flow mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    508 ft
  • Altitude start
    513 ft
  • Altitude end
    513 ft
  • Grade max
    -61.012%
  • Grade min
    77.179%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,116 ft
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      Trail transparency
      Arapuke Forest , Rythmn & Vines {Drone...
      Arapuke Forest , Rythmn & Vines {Drone Footage}
      8:14 | 47 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 23, 2018
      arapuke no 8 wire
      arapuke no 8 wire
      trail: About Time
      2:05 | 50 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 14, 2018
      Rhythm & Vines(Full) : Arapuke Trails 31/3/18
      Rhythm & Vines(Full) : Arapuke Trails 31/3/18
      8:21 | 97 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Jul 7, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      traildateconditiondescription
      About Time
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 10:35pm
      2 days
      Pūpū Rahi
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Jan 11, 2019
      slip has been cleared and trail is open again :)
      Back Track
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 2:46pm
      Jan 11, 2019
      slip has been cleared and Back Track is now ridable, look out for residual debris and stationary machinery
      Rhythm and Vines
      Aug 1, 2018 @ 8:33pm
      Aug 1, 2018
      Overall very good. Moist enough to be tacky with minor wet spots.
      Jack And The Beanstalk
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Jun 20, 2018
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