4,544 ft
Distance
99 ft
Climb
-57 ft
Descent
00:07:58
Avg time
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Ice Breaker Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    One Direction
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm
  • Global Ranking
    #72348 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #5520 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 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
    42 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,199 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,259 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,217 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,260 ft
  • Grade
    0.9%
  • Grade max
    -26.8%
  • Grade min
    17.8%
  • Distance climb
    1,713 ft
  • Distance down
    1,329 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,499 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:58
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:24
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on Feb 19, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.35 (3 votes)
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      Ice Breaker Trail Reports

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      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.
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 1:26am
      Sep 6, 2020
      Some boggy bits and the odd rabbit. Uneventful trail otherwise.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 55 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 974 rides
      • Last: Jan 22, 2023

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      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      dickersoncantride (Jan 6, 2022 at 11:45)
      More fun than riding the road. Good way to loosen the limbs after climbing up.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      GrahamPudney (Mar 28, 2019 at 23:01)
      Good track. Bit of a laugh.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:09)
      Why is this still Jack Frost on the map??
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