1 miles
Distance
158 ft
Climb
-568 ft
Descent
00:04:22
Avg time

Check Point Charlie Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular in reverse
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #60580 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 15 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Checkpoint Charlie is a mid level “catch” track that runs from the lower trail hub right across to Eastern Bloc on the far side of the park.

This is a shared use 2 way trail that primarily is there to bring walkers across the park avoiding our MTB trails, there will frequently be walkers on it as it is part of the Sledge Track loop, please be courteous to other users and keep your speed under control.

The main function of Checkpoint Charlie for us is to enable access into and out of trails, as the park grows and more trails are built, loops will be able to be created without dropping right to the bottom of the hill on every run.

Very steep in parts, it is not an ideal way to traverse the park but for keen riders it will provide a challenge to ride the whole way through it.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Check Point Charlie mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -410 ft
  • Altitude min
    888 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,301 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,301 ft
  • Altitude end
    891 ft
  • Grade
    -5.431%
  • Grade max
    -30.706%
  • Grade min
    26.008%
  • Distance climb
    2,305 ft
  • Distance down
    4,751 ft
  • Distance flat
    489 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:22
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:47
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
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  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Check Point Charlie Trail Reports

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      Mar 31, 2018 @ 2:58pm
      Mar 31, 2018
      Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:01am
      Jan 7, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 9 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 56 rides
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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
      Aug 27, 2018

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      The K Loop Classic
      12 miles
      Camelbak Summer Cup - Event 1 race
      5 miles
      Arapuke Classic 2019 - Lap 2 race
      7 miles

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