Te Ara o Mahurangi Details
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.
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.
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More Stats for Te Ara o Mahurangi mountain bike trail
Altitude change-418 ft
Altitude min250 ft
Altitude max722 ft
Altitude start668 ft
Altitude end250 ft
Distance climb1,229 ft
Distance down3,544 ft
Distance flat332 ft
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- Snow Packed
- Snow Covered
- Freeze/thaw Cycle
- Prevalent Mud
- Very Dry
Te Ara o Mahurangi Trail Reports
Aug 2, 2018 @ 9:40pmAug 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 @ 6:16amJan 24, 2018
|Has been rebuilt by Southstar, resulting in a 2.5km Grade 3 and a 1.5km Grade 4.|
Feb 14, 2017 @ 5:04pmFeb 14, 2017
Feb 14, 2017 @ 4:57pmFeb 14, 2017
|Trail is overgrown and rutted on steep sections. Rebuild hopefully starting in March 2017|
Jun 7, 2016 @ 6:43pmJun 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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