1 miles
Distance
100 ft
Climb
-941 ft
Descent
00:11:26
Avg time
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Chewbacca Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Rock Garden, Roller Coaster
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2018

Chewbacca is a challenging, constant Grade 4 test. Certainly at the hard end of the G4 spectrum and certainly in the wet

Chewbacca is hand cut single track, built by Empire of Dirt in 2018. Everything is rollable, but you certainly need your bike handling and brake control dialed. Great example of a modern MTB trail / enduro ride.

The trail starts at the Park Summit and continues down to Te Ara Kaikohi at the bottom. There is also the option to cut out at the half way mark, which will take you onto Check Point Charlie. This is a good option for those looking to lap the top half of the park or wanting to lap out to the Shuttle.

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More Stats for Chewbacca bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -840 ft
  • Altitude min
    550 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,404 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,404 ft
  • Altitude end
    564 ft
  • Grade
    -14.609%
  • Grade max
    -63.181%
  • Grade min
    29.495%
  • Distance climb
    897 ft
  • Distance down
    4,555 ft
  • Distance flat
    275 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:26
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Status:
on Jun 3, 2019
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 5 (5 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • Parking Parking
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  • 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
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      Chewbacca Trail Reports

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      Jun 3, 2019 @ 5:48pm
      Jun 3, 2019
      Quite slippery on the roots and off camber!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 147 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Mar 17, 2019 @ 12:46am
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      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:48pm
      Feb 14, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Zacscott (Apr 19, 2019 at 15:10)
       Freaking awesome new track. Track takes from near the top of the park down to the river. Worth parking at the bottom carpark and riding down for. There is a tricky rock drop at the second entrance that you may want to scout ahead of time.
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