1.5 miles
Distance
16 ft
Climb
-844 ft
Descent
00:12:33
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
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 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
    -828 ft
  • Altitude min
    569 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,397 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,397 ft
  • Altitude end
    568 ft
  • Grade
    -10.7%
  • Grade max
    -40.5%
  • Grade min
    10.6%
  • Distance climb
    315 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    203 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:37:01
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on Jan 3, 2023
Dry
Avg: 4.8 (5 votes)
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      Kārearea Trail Reports

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      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
      Mar 12, 2021 @ 4:06pm
      Mar 12, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 11 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 141 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,334 rides
      • Last: Feb 9, 2023

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      Mar 22, 2019 @ 8:09pm
      Mar 22, 2019
      115 |
      Feb 14, 2019 @ 2:54pm
      Feb 14, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      dickersoncantride (Jan 6, 2022 at 11:59)
      Long tight singletrack rather than flowy, with deep wheelruts in some corners and a couple of small root drops.
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