4,000 ft
452 ft
-219 ft
Avg time
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Pūpū Rahi Details

  • Riding area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
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  • Climb Difficulty
  • Family Friendly
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking

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 mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    233 ft
  • Altitude min
    657 ft
  • Altitude max
    931 ft
  • Altitude start
    678 ft
  • Altitude end
    911 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2,521 ft
  • Distance down
    1,320 ft
  • Distance flat
    159 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Mar 31, 2018
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to p-p--rahi trailhead (-40.473940, 175.604660)
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Pūpū Rahi Trail Reports


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Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
Aug 27, 2018
Pūpū Rahi, Palmerston North
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Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:10am
Aug 27, 2018
Pūpū Rahi, Palmerston North

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