Akatarawa Forest | Intermediate | 12km return
Karapoti Gorge is an iconic Upper Hutt cycling destination. If you’re relatively new to mountain biking, a scenic ride starting at Karapoti Road and following the Akatarawa River West is an ideal route.
Head into the Gorge along Karapoti Road, past McGhies Bridge until you reach a clearing by the river. You can either head further up into Akatarawa Forest or return the same way.
The nearest amenities are in Birchville/Brown Owl, including public toilets on Akatarawa Road and Birchville Dairy.
In the area…
Riverfern Restaurant, Stonestead Devonshire Teas, Staglands Country Cafe, Kaitoke Country Gardens, Bluebank Blueberry Farm, The Blueberry Farm and Bakehouse, Wellington Family Speedway, Te Marua Golf Club, Gliding Hutt Valley.