1 miles
Distance
198 ft
Climb
-452 ft
Descent
00:07:22
Avg time
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About Time Details

  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #18744 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A predominantly downhill flowing trail with lots of berms and a smooth surface thats fun for all the family. Running from the summit of the park this trail has has a few incarnations over the years. The top section was rebuilt over the old Number 8 Wire trail at the start of 2018 by Trailpro connecting into the rest of the trail that was re-worked in 2017 by Southstar trails. The berms and rollers make for great times and make About Time a great trail to get those skills dialled in on. There is even a bridge thrown into the mix to keep you on your toes the whole way down to where it meets Ice Breaker.

Access Info

Accessed from the Summit Hub, The trail starts right from the top of the park, just after the intersection with Ewok Rd there is another entry but it's more fun to ride from the start.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for About Time bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -254 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,114 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,397 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,397 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,143 ft
  • Grade
    -3.614%
  • Grade max
    -33.161%
  • Grade min
    28.287%
  • Distance climb
    1,858 ft
  • Distance down
    3,670 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,508 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:22
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Status:
on Jan 13, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Report Status
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  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      About Time Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 7 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 132 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 510 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 23, 2016 @ 12:10am
      Sep 23, 2016
      About Time, Palmerston North
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      Sep 9, 2016 @ 1:14pm
      Sep 9, 2016
      About Time, Palmerston North
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      Sep 9, 2016 @ 1:12pm
      Sep 9, 2016
      About Time, Palmerston North

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      arapuke no 8 wire
      2:05 | 53 | Aug 14, 2018 , Palmerston North
      About Time @ Arapuke Trails 1June/18
      6:53 | 61 | Jul 7, 2018 , Palmerston North
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