2,533 ft
Distance
6 ft
Climb
-190 ft
Descent
00:04:49
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Jumping Jack Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Gap Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #11733 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2054 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Owner
    Palmerston North City Council

Jumping Jack follows the old downhill trail built in 2013 by some of our young lads who wanted a trail of berms and jumps.

Accessed from the start of Mr Twister it sweeps its way down the hill beside Zig Zag Road with big corners and jumps. All the jumps in the top section have been filled in and are table tops, from the drop down to the bridge it is all new trail, built in 2016 by Southstar Trails.

Fun little doubles and berms all the way to its exit on to the road make this trail a must for anyone who like their wheels up. None of the jumps are nasty and can all be cleared with a moderate trail speed, keep on your toes though as the gap over the drain is now back and can sneak up on you, there is an alternative line around it if you aren't keen.

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More Stats for Jumping Jack mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -185 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,116 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,302 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,302 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,115 ft
  • Grade
    -7.3%
  • Grade max
    -46%
  • Grade min
    6.2%
  • Distance climb
    98 ft
  • Distance down
    2,051 ft
  • Distance flat
    279 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:09
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on Jan 3, 2023
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)
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      Jumping Jack Trail Reports

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      Jan 3, 2023 @ 5:16am
      Jan 3, 2023
      Oct 22, 2022 @ 1:48pm
      Oct 22, 2022
      Really smooth little wet but really fun
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 2:51pm
      Apr 8, 2022
      Nov 25, 2021 @ 11:55pm
      Nov 25, 2021
      great conditions fast and smooth
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 12:54pm
      Mar 13, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 162 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,895 rides
      • Last: Feb 9, 2023

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      Jul 23, 2018 @ 1:46am
      Jul 23, 2018

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      North Island Champs 2020 race3 miles

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      youtuber BRAND NEW JUMPS - Jumping Jack Mountain Bike...
      1:22 | 524 | Jan 27, 2021 , Palmerston North
      Jumping Jack Trail, Arapuke MTB Park, Manawatu, NZ
      1:10 | 299 | Sep 21, 2019 , Palmerston North
      youtuber Jumping Jack-Humpty Jumpty @ Arapuke Trails
      2:30 | 418 | Jul 7, 2018 , Palmerston North
      Arapuke Jumping Jack
      1:15 | 430 | Apr 17, 2018 , Palmerston North
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