2 miles
Distance
57 ft
Climb
-709 ft
Descent
00:06:28
Avg time
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Mr Twister Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #3383 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in E-Biking

Formerly known as Jack be Nimble, this trail is an ideal one for progressing on as it is a safe way down the hill for any brave beginner or less confident rider, as everything is rollable and there are no nasty surprises its great fun and as you get to know it's twists, turns and jumps your skill level will go up.

Mr Twister starts opposite the end of Riff Raff at the Container hub on Arapuke Rd. After a short section between Arapuke Rd and Farside Rd which offers nice views out over the park, the trail crosses Farside Rd and swoops its way down the hill via a series of berms which allow for a sedate pace for the less confident or for the more adventurous you can really get going quite safely as the berms enable a good turn of speed. As the trail levels out it has, a couple of small jumps with alternate lines just past these it swings to the right and ends at the start ot Jack and the Beanstalk. The trail can be exited left out to Zigzag Rd or you can turn right and continue up Jack and the Beanstalk to form a loop back to the top of the hill.

Access Info

Accessed from the Container Hub on Arapuke Rd by the container or from Farside Rd by the exit of Jack and the Beanstalk. The newly built section can be entered from where the trail crosses Zig Zag Road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Mr Twister bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -652 ft
  • Altitude min
    594 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,254 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,246 ft
  • Altitude end
    594 ft
  • Grade
    -8%
  • Grade max
    -44.7%
  • Grade min
    17.7%
  • Distance climb
    991 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    876 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:07:46
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Status:
on Dec 18, 2019
Ideal
Avg: 4.7 (7 votes)

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  • Snow Groomed
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  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • 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
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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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      Mr Twister Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 14 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 383 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 624 rides
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      Photos

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      104 |
      Aug 22, 2016 @ 8:34pm
      Aug 22, 2016

      Routes with this trail

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag RachelJB (Jan 24, 2018 at 6:10)
       Why is this still Jack be Nimble on the map?
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      Mr Twister @ Arapuke Forest
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