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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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    35
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: About Time
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      Mar 28, 2020
      Rhythm & Vines @ Arapuke Forest
      Rhythm & Vines @ Arapuke Forest
      5:59 | 21 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Mar 24, 2020
      About Time @ Arapuke Trail Park
      About Time @ Arapuke Trail Park
      trail: About Time
      6:45 | 175 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Aug 29, 2019

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Back Track
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      Surprisingly damp under the trees.
      Ice Breaker
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      Rhythm and Vines
      Jan 7, 2020 @ 3:54pm
      Jan 7, 2020
      About Time
      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
      Jack And The Beanstalk
      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
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