26.2 miles
Distance
2,202 ft
Climb
-3,593 ft
Descent
04:28:57
Avg time

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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Dirtbike/Moto
    • ATV/ORV/OHV
  • Riding Area
    Manawatu-Whanganui
    National Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #46355 in Mountain Biking
  • Land Owner

42 Traverse Track partially closed

The 42 Traverse is partially closed due to an active slip that has washed out a 150 m section of the track. 

The slip is located between the turn off to Top/Clymo Track and the turnoff to Waione/Cokers Track: Map of the 42 Traverse Track closure (PDF, 3,119K). Coordinates: E1815764 N5683154 and E1815854 N5683059.

Investigations into track stability are ongoing and we will provide updates as the situation progresses.

The remainder of the 42 Traverse is open. Top/Clymo Track and Ten Man Hut are accessible from Ohinetonga Reserve, and Waione/Cokers Track is accessible from Kapoors Road. Due to the partial closure, the 42 Traverse is not operational as a full end-to-end experience.

First published on 28 November 2022. Last reviewed on 8 December 2022.






This ride is a vehicle track off state highway 47 to Owhango. Despite being vehicle track it is rutted and gnarled enough to entertain experienced riders. Can be extremely muddy to the point of gumming up gears. The river crossings provide opportunities for un-gumming things and were ridable but over bottom bracket. It is not recommended to do this track after heavy rains as not being able to cross the river would mean a long uphill ride back. There is a pub at the end of the road in Owhango for a well deserved beer.

It is recommended to take a topomap and gps/compass this is not somewhere you'd want to get lost.

Access Info

The starting point is usually at the junction of Kapoors Road and Highway 47. Which on between Turangi and National Park, 18kms from National Park.

More Stats for 42 Traverse - PARTIALLY CLOSED mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,390 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,141 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,857 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,857 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,467 ft
  • Grade
    -1%
  • Grade max
    -25.6%
  • Grade min
    28.9%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    15 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,897 ft
  • Avg time
    04:28:57
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on Mar 5, 2022
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Avg: 3.8 (5 votes)
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      42 Traverse -... Trail Reports

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      Mar 5, 2022 @ 3:25pm
      Mar 5, 2022
      Tough ride on mountain bikes. A number of very steep accents and decents with clay and large loose rock surfaces that are ideal for 4x4s and...
      Feb 13, 2021 @ 12:16am
      Feb 13, 2021
      Mint running trail. Few bigger rocks on trail as digger went through last week. Rivers are low so easy to ride through!
      Feb 5, 2019 @ 3:09pm
      Feb 5, 2019
      Very dry and dusty, had very little water recently. Track in reasonably good condition until the second climb where a digger has filled in a lot...
      Dec 27, 2017 @ 12:46pm
      Dec 27, 2017
      Stream crossings about 20 cm deep. A few muddy patches but mainly dry and some excellent riding.
      Nov 19, 2017 @ 1:05pm
      Nov 19, 2017
      Minor Water drainage issue, standing water on trail surface
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 1 rides
      • 28 miles avg distance
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      • 70 rides
      • Last: Oct 27, 2022

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      1 Review & Comments

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      mtb-tech-geek (Jun 25, 2022 at 20:34)
      Epic doubletrack ride in the middle of nowhere
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