2,651 ft
81 ft
-269 ft
Avg time

Jack Be Nimble Details

  • Riding area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking

This trail is an ideal one for progressing on as it is a safe way down the hill for any brave beginner or less confident rider, as everything is rollable and there are no nasty surprises its great fun and as you get to know it's twists, turns and jumps your skill level will go up.

Jack be Nimble starts opposite the end of Riff Raff at the upper hub on Arapuke Rd. After a short section between Arapuke Rd and Farside Rd which offers nice views out over the park, the trail crosses Farside Rd and swoops its way down the hill via a series of berms which allow for a sedate pace for the less confident or for the more adventurous you can really get going quite safely as the berms enable a good turn of speed. As the trail levels out it has, a couple of small jumps with alternate lines just past these it swings to the right and ends at the start ot Jack and the Beanstalk. The trail can be exited left out to Zigzag Rd or you can turn right and continue up Jack and the Beanstalk to form a loop back to the top of the hill.

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More Stats for Jack Be Nimble mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -187 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,051 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,243 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,055 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    659 ft
  • Distance down
    1,844 ft
  • Distance flat
    148 ft
  • Avg time
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on May 6, 2017
Avg: 4.75 (4 votes)

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Jack Be Nimble Trail Reports

May 6, 2017 @ 11:33am
May 6, 2017
Jan 7, 2017 @ 12:01am
Jan 7, 2017
Aug 22, 2016 @ 8:28pm
Aug 22, 2016
Work in progress. Some of the lower berms are being re-built and could be a little soft until they weather in.
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Aug 22, 2016 @ 8:34pm
Aug 22, 2016
Jack Be Nimble, Palmerston North

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Arapuke Forest , Jack Be Nimble  {Drone Footage}
107 | Mar 23, 2017 , Palmerston North
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