26.8 miles
4,844 ft
-6,530 ft
2,863 ft
High Point

42 Traverse Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Land Manager

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.

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More Stats for 42 Traverse mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,686 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,070 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,863 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,177 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    12.2 miles
  • Distance down
    13.9 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,436 ft
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Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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