3,901 ft
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-50 ft
Descent
00:08:52
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Pūpū Rahi Trail
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Pūpū Rahi Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19682 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail winds gently through 400 m or so of native bush, crossing several culverts before coming out on to the hillside amongst the new growth forest on the way to the top of its 1.5 km length.

Running at an average 4% gradient, this trail was specifically put in to give lower grade riders an easier ride up to the park.

The lovely vista on the way up and beautiful finish belies the effort that went into its construction. Many weeks were spent getting this trail right, the result is a trail that is one of the nicest climbing trails anywhere in the country.

Access Info

An awesome climbing trail that starts on the left 600 m up Back Track.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Pūpū Rahi bike trail
  • Altitude change
    241 ft
  • Altitude min
    670 ft
  • Altitude max
    917 ft
  • Altitude start
    676 ft
  • Altitude end
    919 ft
  • Grade
    6.2%
  • Grade max
    -19.4%
  • Grade min
    49%
  • Distance climb
    2,936 ft
  • Distance down
    673 ft
  • Distance flat
    289 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:39
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Status:
on Dec 18, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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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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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Pūpū Rahi Trail Reports

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      Dec 18, 2019 @ 5:15pm
      Dec 18, 2019
      Dec 13, 2019 @ 10:42am
      Dec 13, 2019
      Nov 1, 2019 @ 7:20pm
      Nov 1, 2019
      Jan 25, 2019 @ 9:03pm
      Jan 25, 2019
      Great conditions for riding, clear running and no issues
      Jan 11, 2019 @ 5:33pm
      Jan 11, 2019
      slip has been cleared and trail is open again :)
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 13 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 334 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 686 rides
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      Photos

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      Jan 25, 2019 @ 9:04pm
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      Jan 25, 2019 @ 9:04pm
      Jan 25, 2019
      16 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
      Aug 27, 2018
      23 |
      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:10am
      Aug 27, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      Family Flight
      6 miles
      Family Flow
      6 miles

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