1.0 mile
Distance
248 ft
Climb
-13 ft
Descent
00:11:04
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, Adaptive MTB, Gravel
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #123892 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #21729 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    30 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 25 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 75 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Palmerston North City Council

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.

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More Stats for Check Point Charlie mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    235 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,113 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,348 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,113 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,348 ft
  • Grade
    4.4%
  • Grade max
    -9.3%
  • Grade min
    32%
  • Distance climb
    3,999 ft
  • Distance down
    791 ft
  • Distance flat
    512 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:05:03
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      Check Point Charlie Trail Reports

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      Mar 31, 2018 @ 2:58pm
      Mar 31, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 16 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 97 rides
      • Last: Jan 14, 2024

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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
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      Routes with this trail

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      The K Loop Classic12 miles
      Camelbak Summer Cup - Event 1 race5 miles
      Arapuke Classic 2019 - Lap 2 race7 miles

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