11.6 miles
Distance
2,310 ft
Climb
-2,294 ft
Descent
1,449 ft
High Point

All the trails in the park less the grade 5 trails and jump track.

From Kahuterawa Rd car park head up the road across Black Bridge and up Back Track to the top, around 4k of climbing to get the legs warmed up.

Once at the top car park head into Ice Breaker and follow it round till it joins Riff Raff and continues up to the Container Hub. Across the road from the hub Mr Twister heads down the hill till it meets ZigZag Rd, cross and continue down Humpty Jumpty to the Culvert Hub. Cross ZigZag Rd and head up Checkpoint Charlie till the intersection with Jack and the Beanstalk, carry on up Jack and the Beanstalk till you reach the seat at the top. From the seat ride up Arapuke Rd till it reaches an obvious crest with a turn up to the right, carry on straight ahead and 50m down the road Yeah Nah is on your right. At the end of Yeah Nah the trail rejoins Checkpoint Charlie for 100m or so, Siberian Express turns off to the right. Climb back up to Arapuke Rd, ride along the gravel for 100m or so till you see another trail post on your left, drop in to continue down a short tech chute then follow the trail right around till it exits on the end of Checkpoint Charlie. Turn right and head back up the gravel rd (Arapuke Rd) till you see the entrance to Number 8 Wire on your left. Follow Number 8 down till it connects into About Time then continue to the bottom of the trail, before the bridge at the bottom turn hard right and head up Billy Goat, this takes you back to the start of Rocky. Rocky has a short steep roll in at the start and then winds down to a rocky knoll which is a challenge to climb, (this is near to Rambo turn off) follow Rocky past Rambo turn off and wind your way back up to Riff Raff, there are a few rock steps on the way. At Riff Raff turn left and drop back to the intersection of Arapuke Rd and Zig Zag Rd, head down Rhythm and Vines to Back Track, turn right and head back to Black Bridge and the Kahuterawa Car Park.

Detailed Description
The K Loop Classic is a 12 mile moderately popular advanced route located near Palmerston North. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction. This route includes 197 trails. This route climbs 2,310 ft with a max elevation of 1,449 ft then descends -2,294 ft.

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Advanced
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    2
More Stats for The K Loop Classic mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 1 min
  • Altitude min
    552 ft
  • Altitude start
    552 ft
  • Altitude end
    568 ft
  • Grade max
    -61.7%
  • Grade min
    55.3%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
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i am still bad
trail: Mr Twister
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Mar 12, 2023
why am i so bad?

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

statustraildateconditiondescription
Riff Raff
Mar 31, 2024 @ 3:59pm
Mar 31, 2024
Rhythm and Vines
Dec 22, 2023 @ 8:20am
Dec 22, 2023
Perfect conditions, clear, and fast.
Mr Twister
Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:38am
Dec 20, 2023
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
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