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      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 Café, or join online at https://biketaupo.org.nz/index.php/members

      Bike hire available at FourB next door to the café.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      eBikes Allowed: Yes
      AKA: Wairakei Forest
      Land Status: Managed by Local Riding Association
      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 right off Wairakei Drive at the northern junction of Huka Falls Rd. The carpark is visible from Wairakei Drive in front of Kefi Café.

      Access the park via the tunnel under Wairakei Drive via Inwards Goods.

      The old car park is still operational about 600m up Karapiti Road which is left off Wairakei Drive.

      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 Status
      Caution as of May 3, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      48
      Trails Mountain Bike
      48
      Trails E-Bike
      48
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      12
      Total Distance
      44 miles
      Total Descent
      6,750 ft
      Total Vertical
      660 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,837 ft
      Reports
      447
      Photos
      95
      Ridden Counter
      20,352

      Recent Ridelog Activity in Region

      Today
      • 7 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      Yesterday
      • 2 rides
      • 7 miles avg distance
      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance

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

      trail: Mr and Mrs
      25 |
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 2:17am
      Mar 7, 2021
      16 |
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 3:01am
      Jan 24, 2021
      trail: Megalicious
      25 |
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 12:57pm
      Jan 7, 2021
      trail: Outback
      23 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 7:30pm
      Jan 6, 2021
      trail: Outback
      23 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 7:29pm
      Jan 6, 2021
      trail: Outback
      14 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 1:16pm
      Jan 6, 2021
      trail: Zeezeetop
      14 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 12:19pm
      Jan 6, 2021
      trail: Zeezeetop
      8 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 12:18pm
      Jan 6, 2021

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

      Friday Fails : Girl Crashes
      127 | Jan 27, 2021
      Cole's Killer
      3:14 | 374 | Feb 3, 2020
      Racing Highlights, NZ MTB Cup, Rnd 4
      trail: Pinners
      4:58 | 664 | Feb 9, 2015
      youtuber Coaster @ Craters of the Moon MTB Park
      trail: Coaster
      3:55 | 322 | Oct 15, 2019 , Taupo
      youtuber S.H. Fun  ||  Craters of the Moon, Taupo [Ep#47]
      trail: SH Fun
      5:23 | 313 | Oct 11, 2019 , Taupo
      Beagle Boys - Aug2019
      5:34 | 425 | Aug 29, 2019 , Taupo
      youtuber Buzzard @ Craters MTB Park
      trail: Buzzard
      4:35 | 420 | Apr 18, 2019 , Taupo
      youtuber Waipouwerawera Stream Track, Taupo [Ep#46]
      11:18 | 1064 | Aug 10, 2018 , Taupo

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Coaster
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Dryhairyles NPMBRecent logging work has left trees...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Inwards Goods
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Very Dryhairyles NPMB
      Hammer It
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Idealhairyles NPMBLogging has damaged the trail but still...
      Nail It
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Dryhairyles NPMB
      Tank Stand
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Idealhairyles NPMB
      Scraggs Out
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Idealhairyles NPMB
      Hukajet Challenge
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Idealhairyles NPMB
      Scraggs Return
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Idealhairyles NPMB
      Kids Track
      May 3, 2021 @ 9:52pm
      May 3, 2021
      Idealhairyles NPMB
      SH Fun
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 2:12am
      Apr 25, 2021
      IdealHurdlesSections getting torn up by the forestry...
      Pinners
      Apr 20, 2021 @ 2:55pm
      Apr 20, 2021
      IdealPTwCgkTrail finally clear. At the bottom it...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #1158520hairylesaddreportInwards Goods and 8 more
      May 4, 2021 @ 12:14am
      May 4, 2021
      user #2641001CarolineJMSpr8wishlisttrailWairakei Resort Track and 2 more
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 12:42pm
      Apr 30, 2021
      user #861240ClashyriddentrailScraggs Out
      Apr 27, 2021 @ 2:58am
      Apr 27, 2021
      user #1157800HurdlesaddreportSH Fun
      Apr 25, 2021 @ 2:14am
      Apr 25, 2021
      user #2669241BrilletriddentrailWairakei Resort Track and 13 more
      Apr 24, 2021 @ 9:46pm
      Apr 24, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2447189StuRNgzVJtrailWaipouweraweraTrack has just been cleared and is a great...
      Apr 22, 2021 @ 10:00pm
      Apr 22, 2021
      user #2433472Tully01trailSH FunRidden today and Normally a great track but...
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 8:18pm
      Apr 16, 2021
      user #2433472Tully01trailTourist TrapRode this trail today testing new equipment...
      Apr 16, 2021 @ 8:15pm
      Apr 16, 2021
      user #1977375FordigastrailWaipouweraweraRode this the day after heavy rain, Loose...
      Mar 31, 2021 @ 7:09pm
      Mar 31, 2021
      user #2007167Td757trailWaipouweraweraBeware, One massive pine tree fallen across...
      Feb 17, 2021 @ 10:47pm
      Feb 17, 2021

      Nearby Areas

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      Huka Trails 8 51.6 km
      Great Lake Trails 78.6 km
      Rainbow Mountain 128 km
      Cougar MTB Park 6 2030.4 km
      Waikato River Trails 3 333 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike4844 miles6,749 ft18 miles659 ft
      #145#99544665,954
      E-Bike4844 miles6,749 ft18 miles659 ft
      #43#4384329
      Hike136 miles1,096 ft2 miles545 ft
      #1,348#463678
      Trail Running125 miles801 ft1 mile541 ft
      #1,351#4636747
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