4,000 ft
Distance
452 ft
Climb
-219 ft
Descent
00:07:12
Avg time
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Pūpū Rahi Details

  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Uphill Only
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #19682 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 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
    233 ft
  • Altitude min
    657 ft
  • Altitude max
    931 ft
  • Altitude start
    678 ft
  • Altitude end
    911 ft
  • Grade
    5.816%
  • Grade max
    -41.709%
  • Grade min
    77.179%
  • Distance climb
    2,521 ft
  • Distance down
    1,320 ft
  • Distance flat
    159 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:39
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Status:
on Mar 31, 2018
Dry
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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