26 miles
3,899 ft
-5,290 ft
Avg time

42 Traverse Details

  • Riding Area
    National Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
  • 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    14 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
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on Dec 27, 2017
Avg: 4 (2 votes)

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Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to 42-traverse trailhead (-39.102770, 175.527380)
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42 Traverse Trail Reports

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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