Arapuke Forest Park

Arapuke Forest Park is a great place to ride your mountain bike. Walkers are welcome too!

Watch a video flyover to see the scope of the trails at Arapuke.

Mountain biking

Thanks to Manawatu Mountain Bike Club, Arapuke Forest Park is Manawatū's premier mountain bike park. Club members have developed 15km of cross country and downhill tracks in a growing network of Grade 2 to Grade 6 mountain bike trails and forestry roads.

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


Arapuke Forest Park is popular with walkers. The national Te Araroa Trail runs along the shared track called Backtrack and the various former logging roads create a loop back to the car park with great views out to the Manawatū plains.

Dog access

On leash throughout. 


Car park and toilets.