Back Track Details
Riding AreaArapuke Forest
Bike TypeAM, XC, Fat
DirectionBoth DirectionsPopular direction shown
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Global Ranking#33092 in Mountain Biking
Local Popularity75 in Mountain Biking [+]
- 5 in E-Biking
- 5 in Trail Running
- 5 in Hiking
The old classic! A two way trail open to bikers and walkers only, be aware of oncoming bikers and particularly in Summer, there are lots of walkers passing through as it is part of the Te Araroa National Walkway.
This is the main access trail for the park leading you up to Pūpū Rahi around 900m from the start.
The trail is a nice uphill climb to the Scotts Rd carpark, the surface is rocky and there are 4 creek crossings on the way up which can make your feet wet if there has been a lot of rain. The first part climbs through a gully of native bush before opening out above farmland which gives a nice view back to where you started, this is a good spot to take a breather on the seat kindly provided by the PN City Council. The second half of the track sidles around the hill steadily gaining elevation. This part of the track has a fun short downhill section before the last climb to the top. Back track is only open to bikers and walkers but it is occasionally used by farm and council vehicles.
Backtrack is an old paper road that is part of the Te Araroa Walkway which has reverted back to a nice natural 4wd drive road climb through native bush.
Accessed by veering right after crossing black bridge at the end of Kahuterawa Rd.
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Back Track bike trail
Altitude change625 ft
Altitude min508 ft
Altitude max1,189 ft
Altitude start513 ft
Altitude end1,138 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down1 miles
Distance flat439 ft
Avg reverse time00:09:57
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Back Track Trail Reports
Aug 1, 2018 @ 8:33pmAug 1, 2018
|Nice and fast. Wet but not muddy. Two creek crossing but feet stay dry.|
Mar 31, 2018 @ 2:58pmMar 31, 2018
Aug 21, 2017 @ 10:42pmAug 21, 2017
|Note the muddy slip has been cleared and Back Track is running great all the way to the summit.|
Aug 1, 2017 @ 11:49pmAug 1, 2017
|Very muddy slip about three quarters the way up.|
Routes with this trail
|The K Loop Classic||12 miles|
|Family Flight||6 miles|
|Family Flow||6 miles|
|Arapuke Classic 2019 - Lap 1 race||8 miles|
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