3,520 ft
Distance
-318 ft
Descent
00:12:51
Avg time

Kārearea Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (4 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Jump, Ladder Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #7839 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2816 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2018
  • Land Owner
    Palmerston North City Council

This trail is a good honest Grade 3. It is tight and twisty hand cut single track but good riders will maintain great flow all the way down. A trail that rewards good pump and cornering technique.

Riders can ride all the way to the bottom an join into Te Ara Kaikohi, or they can cut out at the half way point onto Check Point Charlie. This is a good option for riders who are looking to lap the top half of the park or connect back over to the Shuttle service.

Trail was built by TrailPro in 2018.

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More Stats for Kārearea mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -318 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,115 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,436 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,434 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,115 ft
  • Grade
    -9%
  • Grade max
    -28.6%
  • Grade min
    1.4%
  • Distance climb
    230 ft
  • Distance down
    2,858 ft
  • Distance flat
    351 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:59
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on Dec 20, 2023
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Avg: 4.45 (7 votes)
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      Kārearea Trail Reports

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      Dec 20, 2023 @ 9:35am
      Dec 20, 2023
      A few small mud spots, but overall it's great
      Jan 3, 2023 @ 5:16am
      Jan 3, 2023
      Dec 26, 2021 @ 5:18pm
      Dec 26, 2021
      As previously noted, difficult to see ahead due to overgrowth on side of trail
      Dec 22, 2021 @ 1:43pm
      Dec 22, 2021
      Trail edge vegetation overgrown in middle sections obscuring view of the trail surface. Some small muddy/wet sections after December's high rainfall.
      Mar 13, 2021 @ 12:54pm
      Mar 13, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 176 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,716 rides
      • Last: Jun 9, 2024

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      Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:09pm
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      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:54pm
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