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Arapuke Forest Park (K-loop), Palmerston North

For competent riders, 1-3 hours, 15km of trails in total.

Harvest operations in Arapuke Forest Park are complete.  New trail development underway

Over 15km of trail is available for riding at Arapuke. Trails are mainly a mixture of grade 3 and grade 4 trails for intermediate to advanced riders, with a couple of grade 5 trails thrown in. There is plenty of smooth flowing trails to reward the 4km climb up Back Track to get there or you can take a drive up Scott's Rd to the new car park and enjoy the trails at the top.

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Latest Trail Map

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Latest Map
Arapuke Forest Park is found at the end of Kahuterawa Rd, cross the bridge and head right to ride up Back Track to the gate at Scott’s Rd. A trail map board is in place at the car park at the top of Scotts Rd. Jack Frost trail starts just past the gate on the right and after riding around the dam, takes an easy gradient to climb the hill beside Arapuke Rd. At the start of ZigZag Rd you can take a few options to climb up further to access About Time or further over to the Eastern Block Trails. 

Take a look at the Arapuke Trails Website for detailed info about individual trails and current trail building projects.