Mountain Bike


Manawatū, New Zealand

Arapuke Forest Park, formerly known as K-Loop, is the premier mountain bike destination in the lower North Island. We currently have over 40 km of trails across all grades in our growing network designed for four-season riding.

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We rely on significant help from the community to achieve our goals. Become a MMBC Member to help us continue to grow Arapuke.


By 2025, we will have around 50 km of prime single track. Take a look at the Projects page to see our progress to date and our future plans.

We rely on significant help from the community to achieve our goals. Become a MMBC Member to help us continue to grow Arapuke.

Our Vision

To ensure Arapuke Forest Park offers trail diversity and opportunities for all level of rider.

Our Mission

To provide an environment of fun, friendship and challenge through a wide range of mountain bike activities that suit all abilities.


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Check out the mountain bike trails that Arapuke has to offer. Dogs are welcome in the park.

Foo Fighter

Foo Fighter - mysterious flying objects.
A short but fun jumps trail mixed with all sorts of jumps, lumps and bumps.

Grade 3


Chewbacca is hand cut single track, built by Empire of Dirt in 2018. Everything is rollable, but you certainly need your bike handling and brake control dialed.

Grade 5

Ice Breaker

This one way trail traverses a mainly flat area beside the pond out to the eastern boundary.

Grade 2


A Grade 5-6 National level downhill trail. A combination of machine and hand built trail with big jumps, drops, chutes, other natural terrain features.

Grade 5

New Old Skool (NOS)

New Old Skool (NOS) is Empire of Dirt's take on a grade 4 XC style trail for the modern age of bike and rider.

Grade 5

help us expand

our trails

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We have an active programme in place to grow our trail network.

Trail Building

Trails cost between $25 and $50 per metre to build, mainly dependent on the terrain and features.


MMBC has fundraised in excess of $1.5M to build trails and facilities at Arapuke.

Community Support

PNCC contributes $60,000 per annum and additional support comes via a number of charitable grants and commercial sponsors.

See the Support Us page to see how you can contribute or help




Arapuke Forest Park is owned by PNCC with trail development managed by the Manawatu Mountain Bike Club (Who We Are).


The trails are rideable all-year round with drainage and armouring being key to our trail design process.


Only trails sanctioned by the Arapuke Trails Team will be constructed, to ensure that safe and sustainable trails are created for the broadest range of users.


The current trails vary from grade 2 to grade 6.


See our Trail Network page for our current trail map and videos of our trails.

How to get here

The main car park is located at the end of Kahuterawa Road, off SH57. From the car park head through the squeeze and up towards the hills. Cross the bridge and head right up Back Track to the start of the trails.

There is also a car park at the top of the hill at the end of Scotts Rd. Turn east off SH 54, 6 km south of Linton and follow Scotts Rd for 12 km (gravel road). There is a voluntary 40 km limit, which we recommend you adhere to for your own safety. We do not recommend this access point due to the narrow road and logging trucks.