1 miles
158 ft
-568 ft
Avg time

Check Point Charlie Details

  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

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 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
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,305 ft
  • Distance down
    4,751 ft
  • Distance flat
    489 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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Check Point Charlie Trail Reports


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Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
Aug 27, 2018
Check Point Charlie, Palmerston...

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