3,901 ft
Distance
291 ft
Climb
-50 ft
Descent
00:08:47
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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
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #37224 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #2275 in E-Biking
    • #52193 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in E-Biking
    • 90 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Palmerston North City Council

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.

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More Stats for Pūpū Rahi mountain bike trail 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
    00:08:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:17
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on Jul 3, 2022
Wet
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      Pūpū Rahi Trail Reports

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      Jul 3, 2022 @ 6:31pm
      Jul 3, 2022
      Very slick with rain ruts developing, becoming more difficult
      Apr 8, 2022 @ 2:51pm
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      Mar 25, 2022 @ 4:33pm
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      Mar 13, 2021 @ 12:54pm
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      Mar 12, 2021 @ 4:06pm
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 157 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 2,173 rides
      • Last: Aug 10, 2022

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