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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 Cafe, or join online at https://www.biketaupo.org.nz/2018-membership.html
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      AKA: Wairakei Forest
      Craters MTB 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 ‘the big helicopter’ and riding back across SHW5 and up Inwards Goods which is to the left of Karopiti Rd.

      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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      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #186
      Trails
      49
      Total Distance
      40 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      7,660 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,772 ft
      Total Vertical
      595 ft
      Reports
      193
      Photos
      14
      Ridden Counter
      4,164

      Popular Craters Mountain Bike Park / Wairakei Forest. Trails

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      Tunnel Track
      Feb 22, 2018 @ 5:38pm
      2 days
      Thanks for the heads up. We will get it...
      Mr and Mrs
      Feb 5, 2018 @ 5:09pm
      Feb 5, 2018
      Top part is running mint! Lower part has...
      Better Than P - Closed indefinitely due to windfall
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 11:28am
      Jan 15, 2018
      Track closed due to excessive windfall

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

      trail: Debs Track
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      Feb 9, 2018 @ 6:28pm
      Feb 9, 2018
      Debs Track, Taupo
      trail: Tourist Trap
      7 |
      Jan 11, 2018 @ 4:13pm
      Jan 11, 2018
      Tourist Trap, My City
      trail: Tourist Trap
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      Jan 11, 2018 @ 4:12pm
      Jan 11, 2018
      Tourist Trap, My City
      10 |
      Dec 29, 2017 @ 10:11pm
      Dec 29, 2017
      Better Than P - Closed...
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      Videos of Craters Mountain Bike Park / Wairakei Forest. Mountain Bike

      16' Dual Slalom Champs - Rotorua Bike Festival
      trail: Slalom
      2:50 | 2472 | Feb 18, 2015
      Racing Highlights, NZ MTB Cup, Rnd 4
      trail: Pinners
      4:58 | 335 | Feb 9, 2015
      OGO Dual Slalom Edit 2014
      trail: Slalom
      3:16 | 367 | Feb 20, 2014
      Taupo Craters Mountain Bike Park - Coaster trail
      trail: Coaster
      282 | Dec 21, 2016 , Taupo
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      Craters Classic 35km race
      22 miles
      Craters Classic - 25km race
      16 miles
      Craters Classic 12.5km race
      8 miles
      Craters Classic 2017 - 38km race
      21 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1132728clyff123trailTunnel TrackThanks for the notification. We will get it...
      Feb 22, 2018 @ 5:37pm
      2 days
      user #1346025gmbishoptrailDebs TrackTrack closed for thinning as at 15 Jan 18
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 11:23am
      Jan 15, 2018
      user #1352784Dupester1reportBetter Than P - Closed indefinitely due to windfallThis trail has been closed since sometime in 2016
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:19pm
      Jun 26, 2017
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      Recent Activity

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      user #1103495geubenaddridelogFeb 23, 2018 ride log
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 6:11pm
      14 hours
      user #1225758IGuestyaddridelogFeb 23, 2018 ride log
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 3:12pm
      17 hours
      user #1277256KielbaddreportInwards Goods and 2 more
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 3:10pm
      17 hours
      user #1277256KielbaddridelogFeb 23, 2018 ride log
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 2:50pm
      18 hours
      user #916455swacoaddridelogFeb 22, 2018 ride log
      Feb 23, 2018 @ 12:20am
      1 days
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