5,105 ft
Distance
175 ft
Climb
-594 ft
Descent
00:07:59
Avg time

Te Ara o Mahurangi Details

  • Riding Area
    Te Apiti
    Palmerston North
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Roller Coaster
  • Global Ranking
    #46181 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2013

The newest addition to Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge is Te Ara o Mahurangi, an exciting new downhill mountain bike trail. This trail takes riders on a fast-paced downhill ride through 2km of native bush, and is rated an intermediate trail, or level 3.

This trail is the result of collaboration between the Te Apiti – Manawatu Gorge Biodiversity Project and the Manawatu Mountain Bike Club, who will continue to maintain this trail. Is not suitable for beginner riders due to some reasonably steep down hill sections. Currently this trail is best avoided after heavy rains as it can get very slippery.

Access Info

Riders have the option of parking at Bridge Café and riding 1.6km up Hall Block Road, before starting their descent on this trail. Alternatively, at the top of Hall Block Road near the start of the trail, there are turning bays where vehicles can drop off bikers wanting to ride the trail.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Te Ara o Mahurangi bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -418 ft
  • Altitude min
    250 ft
  • Altitude max
    722 ft
  • Altitude start
    668 ft
  • Altitude end
    250 ft
  • Grade max
    -47.671%
  • Grade min
    30.949%
  • Distance climb
    1,229 ft
  • Distance down
    3,544 ft
  • Distance flat
    332 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:59
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Status:
on Aug 2, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 2 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
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  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to te-ara-o-mahurangi-27933 trailhead (-40.341820, 175.807900)
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Te Ara o Mahurangi Trail Reports

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Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:40pm
Aug 2, 2018
Didn't seem that wet but once in the midst of it you are just sliding all over. Lots of evidence of people sliding over berms into the bush. ...
Jan 24, 2018 @ 6:16am
Jan 24, 2018
Has been rebuilt by Southstar, resulting in a 2.5km Grade 3 and a 1.5km Grade 4.
Feb 14, 2017 @ 5:04pm
Feb 14, 2017
Feb 14, 2017 @ 4:57pm
Feb 14, 2017
Trail is overgrown and rutted on steep sections. Rebuild hopefully starting in March 2017
Jun 7, 2016 @ 6:43pm
Jun 7, 2016
Minor erosion (trail braiding, small ruts developing, brake bumps). Best ridden when dry. drainage and trail shaping has improved trail but best...
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Mountain Biking in Te Apiti - Manawatu Gorge
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