632 ft
Distance
33 ft
Climb
00:01:08
Avg time

Kahuterawa Road Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking

This is the main access road to the bottom of the park from the Kahuterawa Road car park. You can access Back Track just after you crossed Black Bridge, and start climbing up to the top of the park, by either riding Back Track all the way, or take Pūpū Rahi, which will be on your left after a few hundred meters of climbing Back Track.

You can also climb Zig Zag Road, but be warned: it is VERY steep

Please don't ride on the Sledge Track (before Black Bridge), it is reserved for walking.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Kahuterawa Road bike trail
  • Altitude change
    33 ft
  • Altitude min
    480 ft
  • Altitude max
    513 ft
  • Altitude start
    480 ft
  • Altitude end
    513 ft
  • Grade
    5.234%
  • Grade max
    1.459%
  • Grade min
    10.903%
  • Distance climb
    632 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:08
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:45
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Kahuterawa Road Trail Reports

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      Jun 16, 2017 @ 10:34pm
      Jun 16, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 19 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 494 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,439 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      Arapuke Classic 2019 - Lap 1 race
      8 miles
      Arapuke Classic 2019 - Lap 2 race
      7 miles
      Arapuke Classic - Brent Boddy Prestige 35 km Lap 3 race
      7 miles
      Arapuke Classic Lap 3 Option race
      8 miles

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