Trail maintenence & Improvement program
There’s no getting around the fact that Arapuke see its fair share of rainfall and countering the resulting mud and erosion is one of our biggest challenges. This programme is aimed at making the Arapuke trails ridable pretty much year-round (please avoid riding immediately after heavy rain though!). We are also working to make the park as cohesive as possible. This means connections, extensions and revamps are always on the go.
Please support us in getting these trails completed
The Arapuke Trails Committee has planned out tracks across the whole of the Arapuke Recreation area. These plans will ensure that the full potential of Arapuke can be realised in a cohesive and balanced way.
New trails: Do you love riding new tracks? Then you’ll be stoked about the plans we have for extending the trails all over the park, which include plenty of hand-built old-school tracks to take you both up and down.
Please support us in getting these trails built
Rhythm and Vines: A fun flowing Grade 3 downhill trail, 3.5 km long, with similar design characteristics to Eagle v Shark, Rotorua. This trails was completed in 2016.
Pupu Rahi: A Grade 3 uphill trail starting part way up Back track, providing an easier, less steep gradient access to the lower trail hub in Arapuke than Back track. This track opened in Spring 2016.
Jack the Ripper: Overhaul of our Grade 6 double black diamond downhill trail. A combination of machine and hand built trail with big jumps, drops, chutes, other natural terrain features.
Humpty Jumpty: A Grade 4 trail that was extended, reshaped and realigned in 2016/7.
Swamp Monster: This trail completes a Grade 2 loop suitable for kids and beginners that starts at the Scott’s Road car park and incorporates Jack Frost.
About time: This Grade 3 flow trail has been extended up to the highest point of the park, armoured with gravel and a lot of love.
Jack and the Beanstalk: To allow singletrack uphill access to the top of the park, Jack and the Beanstalk was extended down the hill to meet the top of Pupu Rahi at the culvert.
Karearea. A new type of trail for the park taking you all the way from the summit down to the river and lower car park over around 3 km! Chock full of twisty berms and fun natural features.
Chewbacca. Grade 4 technical singletrack, largely hand built, running downhill from the shuttle drop-off to the river adjacent to Karearea. Think roots, rock and natural features aka a technical trail.
Thanks for your support in getting these trails built Thank you to all the generous sponsors and volunteers who have enabled MMBC and Arapuke Trails to make such great progress with the trails. We never could have achieved it without your help.