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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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      Open on Jul 14, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.biketaupo.org.nz)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #152
      Trails
      50
      Total Distance
      42 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      7,999 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,772 ft
      Total Vertical
      595 ft
      Reports
      248
      Photos
      24
      Ridden Counter
      6,157

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

      trail: Kinda Grinder
      5 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 1:45pm
      Jun 18, 2018
      Kinda Grinder, Auckland
      trail: Debs Track
      4 |
      Jun 18, 2018 @ 1:40pm
      Jun 18, 2018
      Debs Track, Taupo
      trail: Outback
      10 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 7:21pm
      Mar 9, 2018
      Outback, Taupo
      trail: Outback
      12 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 7:20pm
      Mar 9, 2018
      Outback, Taupo
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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 | 2475 | Feb 18, 2015
      Racing Highlights, NZ MTB Cup, Rnd 4
      trail: Pinners
      4:58 | 372 | Feb 9, 2015
      OGO Dual Slalom Edit 2014
      trail: Slalom
      3:16 | 370 | Feb 20, 2014
      Taupo Craters Mountain Bike Park - Coaster trail
      trail: Coaster
      359 | Dec 21, 2016 , Taupo
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      Mountain Bike Routes

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      ACG Ride
      12 miles
      Craters Classic 2018 Medium 25km race
      16 miles
      32K Wairakei Forest loop
      20 miles
      Craters Classic 35km 2017 race
      22 miles

      Recent Comments

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      user #1500238Kermit2015trailBetter Than P - Now open thanks to Taupo MTB Club.Track re-opened 7 April 2018, needs to bed in,...
      Apr 8, 2018 @ 12:09am
      Apr 8, 2018
      user #1132728clyff123trailTunnel TrackThanks for the notification. We will get it...
      Feb 22, 2018 @ 5:37pm
      Feb 22, 2018
      user #1346025gmbishoptrailDebs TrackTrack closed for thinning as at 15 Jan 18
      Jan 15, 2018 @ 11:23am
      Jan 15, 2018
      user #1352784Dupester1reportBetter Than P - Now open thanks to Taupo MTB Club.This trail has been closed since sometime in 2016
      Jun 26, 2017 @ 1:19pm
      Jun 26, 2017
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