1.1 miles
Distance
194 ft
Climb
-561 ft
Descent
00:07:54
Avg time
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Rhythm and Vines Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
    Arapuke Forest
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • 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
    #1485 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 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
    00:07:54
  • Avg reverse time
    00:35:39
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Status:
on Mar 12, 2021
Dry
Avg: 4.9 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
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  • Ideal
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      Rhythm and Vines Trail Reports

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 64 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,217 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
      Aug 27, 2018
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      Aug 27, 2018 @ 3:11am
      Aug 27, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      GrahamPudney (Mar 28, 2019 at 23:02)
       Excellent down hill track. Flowing and smooth. Not too many jumps.
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      Videos

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      youtuber Rhythm & Vines @ Arapuke Forest
      5:59 | 196 | Mar 24, 2020 , Palmerston North
      Arapuke Forest , Rythmn & Vines {Drone...
      8:14 | 374 | Oct 23, 2018 , Palmerston North
      Rhythm & Vines(Full) : Arapuke Trails 31/3/18
      8:21 | 356 | Jul 7, 2018 , Palmerston North
      Arapuke Trails.  Rhythm and Vines, Lower 22/4/18
      4:25 | 210 | Apr 22, 2018 , Palmerston North
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