26.2 miles
Distance
2,207 ft
Climb
-3,596 ft
Descent
04:12:26
Avg time

42 Traverse Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Manawatu-Whanganui
    National Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #46355 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.

More Stats for 42 Traverse mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,389 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
    3,114 ft
  • Avg time
    04:12:26
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on Feb 13, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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      42 Traverse Trail Reports

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