1.1 miles
Distance
194 ft
Climb
-561 ft
Descent
00:09:34
Avg time
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Rhythm and Vines Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
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  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5646 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2016
  • Land Manager
    Palmerston North City Council

This trail started out life as a Grade 3 flow trail, but has evolved into a Grade 4 technical trail, particularly in the middle section. The middle section has a lot of exposed rock, narrow trail width and some edge exposure with drop offs to the left hand side.

The top and bottom of the trail are more like its original design of rhythm and flow.


At around the 2k mark Rhythm and Vines meets Pūpū Rahi and there is the option of pulling off here at the Culvert Hub. Alternatively riders can continue down to meet the Shuttle Pickup bay and the trail exit.

Access Info

Starting from the intersection of the top of Zig Zag Road and Arapuke Road.

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More Stats for Rhythm and Vines mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -367 ft
  • Altitude min
    889 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,257 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,257 ft
  • Altitude end
    889 ft
  • Grade
    -6.2%
  • Grade max
    -60.1%
  • Grade min
    65.1%
  • Distance climb
    1,240 ft
  • Distance down
    3,983 ft
  • Distance flat
    692 ft
  • Avg time
    00:09:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:12
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on Mar 25, 2022
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Avg: 4.9 (10 votes)
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      Rhythm and Vines Trail Reports

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      Mar 25, 2022 @ 4:33pm
      Mar 25, 2022
      A bit slippery on first clay big bend wheels slip out and had a fall with no damage to body or bike
      Dec 26, 2021 @ 5:18pm
      Dec 26, 2021
      overgrown in places
      Mar 12, 2021 @ 4:06pm
      Mar 12, 2021
      Feb 19, 2021 @ 12:46pm
      Feb 19, 2021
      Jan 26, 2021 @ 1:01pm
      Jan 26, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 68 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,261 rides
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      Photos

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      Sep 15, 2018 @ 12:08am
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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
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      Routes with this trail

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      GrahamPudney (Mar 28, 2019 at 23:02)
       Excellent down hill track. Flowing and smooth. Not too many jumps.
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      • + 0
      bikerwp (Jan 6, 2022 at 12:05)
       Rode when it was still a 3 and the middle section did surprise me. Deserved the upgrade to Grade 4.
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      Videos

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      youtuber TECHY XC FUN - Rhythm and Vines Mountain Bike...
      5:29 | 127 | Dec 11, 2021 , Palmerston North
      youtuber Rhythm & Vines @ Arapuke Forest
      5:59 | 339 | Mar 24, 2020 , Palmerston North
      Rythym & Vines @ Arapuke MTB Park
      5:53 | 14 | Apr 25, 2022 , Palmerston North
      youtuber TECHY XC FUN - Rhythm and Vines Mountain Bike...
      5:29 | 29 | Dec 11, 2021 , Palmerston North
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