6.2 miles
Distance
1,277 ft
Climb
-1,270 ft
Descent
1,347 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.

Detailed Description
Family Flow is a 6 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Palmerston North. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 49 trails. This route climbs 1,277 ft with a max elevation of 1,347 ft then descends -1,270 ft.

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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
    45
More Stats for Family Flow mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 15 min
  • Altitude min
    552 ft
  • Altitude start
    552 ft
  • Altitude end
    561 ft
  • Grade max
    -61.7%
  • Grade min
    51.8%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    5,089 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Rhythm and Vines
Dec 22, 2023 @ 8:20am
Dec 22, 2023
Perfect conditions, clear, and fast.
Pūpū Rahi
Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:36am
Dec 20, 2023
A bit muddy in the valleys, but overall fine
Ice Breaker
Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:34am
Dec 20, 2023
Clear and running well
Jack And The Beanstalk
Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:33am
Dec 20, 2023
About Time
Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:33am
Dec 20, 2023
Clear and running well a few days after some rain. Still a few puddles and small muddy spots
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