26 miles
Distance
3,899 ft
Climb
-5,290 ft
Descent
04:49:06
Avg time

42 Traverse Details

  • Riding Area
    Manawatu-Whanganui
    National Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #21787 in Mountain Biking
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for 42 Traverse bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,391 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,874 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,851 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,460 ft
  • Grade
    -1.004%
  • Grade max
    -60.159%
  • Grade min
    80.447%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    04:49:06
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Status:
on Dec 27, 2017
Variable
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      42 Traverse Trail Reports

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      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
      Oct 17, 2017 @ 2:52pm
      Oct 17, 2017
      trail is destroyed with four wheel driver vehicle
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