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  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Craters Mountain Bike Park in the Wairakei Forest is a bike park featuring a wide range of trails suitable for riders of all ages, experience levels and riding styles.
      With trails varying in length, from a few hundred meters to over ten kilometers, there are plenty of options to choose from, allowing you to escape for just an hour or two or have a full day on the trails.

      Craters MTB Park is a managed forest that has allowed for the creation of fantastic trails underneath the exotic pine plantations. The volcanic pumice soils allow for year round riding with free draining qualities that are not found anywhere else in New Zealand.

      All users of Craters MTB Park must be a member of Bike Taupo. There are annual and visitor options, you can visit a local cycle shop, KEFI at the Hub Cafe, or join online at https://www.biketaupo.org.nz/2018-membership.html
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Wairakei Forest
      Kefi at the Hub Cafe and car park. google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Craters MTB Park is located 10 minutes north of Taupo in the Wairakei Forest. When driving north from Taupo turn left onto Karapiti Road. The main car park is 500m up on the left.

      Alternatively the park can be accessed by parking on the grass opposite Kefi Cafe and the big helicopter and riding through the tunnel under the highway and up Inwards Goods which is to the left of Karopiti Rd. A new car park here will be under construction from March 2019.

      There is a third access beside SHW5 about 500m back towards Taupo on the western side of the road which enters the forest near the start of Bumble Bee/BBC and SH Fun.
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      Region Details
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      • 21
      • 1
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      Region Status
      Caution as of 2 days
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      52
      Trails Mountain Bike
      54
      Trails E-Bike
      36
      Trails Hike
      16
      Trails Trail Running
      16
      Total Distance
      43 miles
      Total Descent
      7,484 ft
      Total Vertical
      595 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,772 ft
      Reports
      435
      Photos
      82
      Ridden Counter
      15,840

      Photos of Craters Mountain Bike Park / Wairakei Forest. Mountain Bike

      trail: Steamfields
      0 |
      May 30, 2020 @ 8:00pm
      2 days
      trail: Steamfields
      0 |
      May 30, 2020 @ 7:59pm
      2 days
      trail: Tank Stand
      2 |
      May 30, 2020 @ 6:59pm
      2 days
      4 |
      May 9, 2020 @ 12:03am
      May 9, 2020

      Videos of Craters Mountain Bike Park / Wairakei Forest. Mountain Bike

      Cole's Killer
      3:14 | 112 | Feb 3, 2020
      16' Dual Slalom Champs - Rotorua Bike Festival
      2:50 | 2515 | Feb 18, 2015
      Racing Highlights, NZ MTB Cup, Rnd 4
      trail: Pinners
      4:58 | 554 | Feb 9, 2015
      OGO Dual Slalom Edit 2014
      3:16 | 391 | Feb 20, 2014

      Current Trail Warnings

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Wairakei Resort Track
      May 30, 2020 @ 9:28pm
      2 days
      Dryclyff123 BikeTaupõ Clear after being closed under level 4.
      Steamfields
      May 30, 2020 @ 9:24pm
      2 days
      Dryclyff123 BikeTaupõ Operational with the odd post logging...
      Waipouwerawera
      May 29, 2020 @ 10:39pm
      3 days
      IdealJenralTrail open and in good Nick after recent...
      Mr and Mrs (Mrs closed for logging)
      May 16, 2020 @ 11:09pm
      May 16, 2020
      Drygwyeth587
      Kègresse
      May 11, 2020 @ 8:36pm
      May 11, 2020
      DrySatorukookaburra Hang up tree
      Junk and Disorderly
      May 8, 2020 @ 1:31am
      May 8, 2020
      VariableJenralCleaned up now
      SH Fun - BBC Link
      Apr 3, 2020 @ 6:44pm
      Apr 3, 2020
      Very DrydarryllrLots of pumice making it slippery
      Kids Track
      Mar 26, 2020 @ 12:13am
      Mar 26, 2020
      IdealEladbergerAnd hole in tack
      Tank Stand Down Closed for logging
      Feb 28, 2020 @ 12:46am
      Feb 28, 2020
      DryDupester1Closed from grinder turn off for logging
      Kev's Track
      Feb 19, 2020 @ 6:42pm
      Feb 19, 2020
      Very DryJenral

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2197455TegruntariddentrailTank Stand and 4 more
      Jun 1, 2020 @ 2:12am
      19 hours
      user #2194495SebtnzriddentrailTank Stand and 14 more
      May 30, 2020 @ 10:29pm
      2 days
      user #1132728clyff123addreportSteamfields and 1 more
      May 30, 2020 @ 9:26pm
      2 days
      user #1132728clyff123updatetrailWalter's Wiggles and 1 more
      May 30, 2020 @ 9:17pm
      2 days
      user #1668351eRichardPaddphoto in Cambridge, New Zealand and 1 more
      May 30, 2020 @ 7:59pm
      2 days

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #1627464JenraltrailWaipouweraweraNot as sketchy as you might be lead to...
      May 29, 2020 @ 10:42pm
      3 days
      user #1367569IvospertrailJunk and DisorderlyFun trail but can be intimidating when wet due...
      Mar 27, 2020 @ 1:51am
      Mar 27, 2020
      user #1917442gwilky73trailWaipouweraweraGood stuff this track....... technical and...
      Mar 13, 2020 @ 12:05am
      Mar 13, 2020
      user #1213436JmccallumtrailWaipouweraweraBrilliant trail Nice for the plus tires!
      Feb 12, 2020 @ 12:58am
      Feb 12, 2020
      user #1505295SpringerNZtrailIncline - Closed for LoggingMy nemesis track. Always hard on the way home.
      Jan 10, 2020 @ 1:41am
      Jan 10, 2020

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