24 miles
Distance
6,886 ft
Climb
-6,635 ft
Descent
1,877 ft
High Point

The Karapoti Classic

The Southern Hemisphere's longest running mountain bike event!

Based in Wellington's rugged Akatarawa Ranges, 10k north of Upper Hutt City, the Bike Barn Karapoti Classic is New Zealand's premier mountain bike event.

This old-school adventure ride combines a huge but achievable challenge with superb scenery and an awesome social scene.

With options ranging from the feature 50k Classic to the 20k Challenge and the Kids' 5k Klassic, there's something for everyone.

Established in 1986, this is NZ's original mountain bike race and the one race on every mountain biker's wish list.

See: http://www.karapoti.co.nz/ for more details on the race

Local Trail Association
Wainuiomata Trail Project (www.wtp.org.nz)
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Trails in Route

Karapoti Gorge3 miles
Hukinga Clearning4,567 ft
Warm up Climb3 miles
Deadwood4 miles
Rock Garden4,239 ft
Devils Staircase1 miles
Titi3,963 ft
Whakatikei3,346 ft
Dopers2 miles
Pram Track3 miles

Details

More Stats for Karapoti Classic mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    422 ft
  • Altitude start
    435 ft
  • Altitude end
    686 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -68.044%
  • Grade min
    53.272%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)
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Trail Conditions
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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      Trail transparency
      2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
      2013 Karapoti Classic - Down the Rock Garden
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      Oct 8, 2018
      Karapoti - Rock Garden
      Karapoti - Rock Garden
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      Oct 2, 2018
      Devils Staircase.mov
      Devils Staircase.mov
      3:47 | 174 | comments: 0 | favs:
      Oct 2, 2018

      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      Karapoti Gorge
      Mar 15, 2019 @ 4:23pm
      Mar 15, 2019
      Whakatikei
      Mar 1, 2019 @ 7:27pm
      Mar 1, 2019
      Hukinga Clearning
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 12:05pm
      Feb 16, 2019
      Pram Track
      Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:59pm
      Jan 18, 2019
      mostly dry
      Dopers
      Jan 18, 2019 @ 12:59pm
      Jan 18, 2019
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