4,511 ft
99 ft
-57 ft
Avg time
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Ice Breaker Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical Rating
  • Dogs Allowed
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
  • Global Ranking
    #72348 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5520 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking
  • Land Owner
    Palmerston North City Council

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.

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More Stats for Ice Breaker mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    44 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,261 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,217 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,260 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    1,759 ft
  • Distance down
    1,325 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,427 ft
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on Dec 20, 2023
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)
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      Ice Breaker Trail Reports

      Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:34am
      Dec 20, 2023
      Clear and running well
      Feb 19, 2021 @ 12:46pm
      Feb 19, 2021
      Jan 10, 2021 @ 6:32pm
      Jan 10, 2021
      Overgrown vegetation - grass is getting pretty long in parts making it difficult to see the track in places. Ruts still forming, but mostly...
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 1:29pm
      Nov 18, 2020
      Oct 3, 2020 @ 9:30am
      Oct 3, 2020
      A few quite deep ruts developing already. A few dead rabbits around.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 76 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      • 1,149 rides
      • Last: Feb 24, 2024


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