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Level: Beginner
Length: 2 mi (3.2 km)
Surface: 4x4 Trail
Configuration: Other
Elevation: +818/804 ft
Total: 22 riders

Mountain Biking Rapaki Track

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#268 of 381 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#10858 in the world

The Rapaki Track climbs 300 metres over 4km on a very well graded, packed gravel four wheel drive trail that won't stretch your chain. It is the best track from Christchurch city up to Summit Road which runs the length of the Port Hills and is the baseline for numerous bike trails. Hence it's an important link trail. It's very popular with runners and dog walkers as well as mountain bikers.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • No Restrooms 
Getting there
Turn onto Rapaki Road off Centaurus Road in Beckenham Christchurch. Follow track off the end of Rapaki Road.
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Good (on Jul 22, 2019)
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  • Sam James

    Does what it needs to do - gets you to the top. Not particularly difficult, an easy cruise up.

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  • Jim Cummings

    I saw bikers going up and down this trail as a fitness ride, but most were going up to Summit Road where the real fun starts on the 40 odd kilometres of great singletrack up there.

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