4,094 ft
Distance
50 ft
Climb
-278 ft
Descent
00:09:40
Avg time
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NewOldSkool Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager
    Palmerston North City Council

NewOldSkool (NOS) is Empire of Dirt's take on a grade 4 XC style trail for the modern age of bike and rider: technical sections with rock rolls, off-camber - and a few pinch climbs to keep the lycra team fizzing. Earn the goodness, and you will be rewarded.

Please note its a hard 4, so you need to be a regular rider of Chewbacca before you should consider taking it on. It's not as steep and fast as Chewy with the first half in particular containing a few punchy climbs which make sure you are earning your turns. But the features keep coming like a greatest hits album.

Caution... in there is a gnarly roll about 3/4 of the way down that takes full commitment There is a B line ride around if you don't feel up to the task. The A line is a roll and the rollout at the bottom is really well built and doesn't have a hard compression. Just don't get it wrong as its a 4 m drop.

Access Info

The trail starts just below the Ewok Rd crossing, and continues all the way to Check Point Charlie and the start of Jack And The Beanstalk.

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More Stats for NewOldSkool mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -228 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,051 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,279 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,279 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,050 ft
  • Grade
    -5.6%
  • Grade max
    -28.5%
  • Grade min
    20.3%
  • Distance climb
    755 ft
  • Distance down
    2,707 ft
  • Distance flat
    633 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:40
  • Avg reverse time
    00:17:44
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Status:
on Feb 26, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.4 (5 votes)

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  • Ideal
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      NewOldSkool Trail Reports

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      Feb 26, 2021 @ 6:21pm
      Feb 26, 2021
      Some exposed roots approx 30m after the off camber log drop.
      Jan 29, 2021 @ 4:18pm
      Jan 29, 2021
      Jan 16, 2021 @ 12:40pm
      Jan 16, 2021
      Dry in the open areas and slightly damp when dropping in from the trail head. Few exposed roots now starting to show in places. Couple of corners...
      Nov 18, 2020 @ 3:29pm
      Nov 18, 2020
      May 28, 2020 @ 12:13pm
      May 28, 2020
      Little bit slick in spots making it a little gnarly, tree clippings over the trail, but still worth the ride
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 77 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 229 rides
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      Sep 1, 2019 @ 2:37pm
      Sep 1, 2019

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      NI XCO Champs course race
      3 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Bertsbike (Nov 6, 2019 at 23:08)
       Best trail on the hill
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