4,564 ft
155 ft
-86 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Ice Breaker Trail
  • past supporters

Ice Breaker Details

  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

In 2012 there was a major amount of harvesting of the area previously know as Woodpecker Forest. Working in partnership with PNCC, the Manawatu Mountain Bike Club contracted JB Ware to cut and shape the trail to our specification. The one way trail traverses a mainly flat area beside the pond out to the eastern boundary and then starts to descend through a series of bermed corners towards Rambo Gully before turning back to the pond and crossing the dam. The trail then gently climbs above the pond and alongside Arapuke Rd. Ice Breaker continues onto Riff Raff or exits onto the road.

Formerly known as Jack Frost.

Access Info

Starts from the car park at the top of Back Track which is also the end of Scott's Rd if you drive to the top car park.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Ice Breaker bike trail
  • Altitude change
    69 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,127 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,211 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,138 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,207 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,907 ft
  • Distance down
    1,275 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,383 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
  • view trail stats
on Mar 31, 2018
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

view (314)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Activity Type
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to ice-breaker trailhead (-40.480989, 175.601030)
update trails status or condition

Ice Breaker Trail Reports


no photos have been added for Ice Breaker yet, add a photo.

Routes with this trail

more »
The K Loop Classic
12 miles
Family Flight
6 miles
Family Flow
6 miles
Mighty Midgets
1 miles

1 Review & Comments

  • + 0
flag RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:09)
 Why is this still Jack Frost on the map??

Post a Comment

You must login to Pinkbike.
Don't have an account? Sign up

Join Pinkbike  Login


no videos have been added for Ice Breaker yet, add a video.
  • subscribe
  • flag
  • login to download gpx or kml files.