Karapoti Gorge Details
This is the start of the epic Karapoti Classic and the more modest Karapoti Challenge. The trail is an old logging trail used in the late 1800's.
The surface is rough with lots of sharps rocks. Make you to bring a pump and check your tyre pressure.
In winter it is cold. Not much sunlight makes it in to the gorge during winter but a lot of water does. You are most likely to get wet any time you ride this trail but in winter should should bring some additional clothes.
Access to Karapoti Gorge is from Karapoti Road off Akatarawa road. Turn off SH2 at Brown Owl on to Akatarawa Road and drive until you find Karapoti Road on your left (past the cemetery).
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Karapoti Gorge mountain bike trail
Altitude change301 ft
Altitude min420 ft
Altitude max764 ft
Altitude start435 ft
Altitude end736 ft
Distance climb1.5 miles
Distance down4,604 ft
Distance flat1,075 ft
Avg reverse time00:16:51
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Karapoti Gorge Trail Reports
Oct 14, 2016 @ 9:43pmOct 14, 2016
|Lots of water but track is made for it so no mud. Was a lot colder in the gorge.|
Oct 14, 2016 @ 9:42pmOct 14, 2016
|Lots of water but track in good condition so no mud.|
Aug 1, 2015 @ 2:00pmAug 1, 2015
|Road the gorge last Saturday (30th of July). Very wet but otherwise fine. Be aware that Woolshed Road is closed due to logging at the moment if...|
Feb 1, 2015 @ 12:13amFeb 1, 2015
Routes with this trail
|Karapoti Classic race||23.8 miles|
|Karapoti challenge||7.9 miles|
|Canons Point to McGhies and back from Trentham||29.3 miles|