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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 Details
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      Region Status
      Open as of May 6, 2022
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      51
      Trails Mountain Bike
      51
      Trails E-Bike
      51
      Trails Hike
      6
      Trails Trail Running
      6
      Total Distance
      48 miles
      Total Descent
      7,360 ft
      Total Vertical
      660 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,837 ft
      Reports
      600
      Photos
      100
      Ridden Counter
      25,164

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

      43 |
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      35 |
      Aug 3, 2021 @ 1:10pm
      Aug 3, 2021
      16 |
      Jun 2, 2021 @ 1:43am
      Jun 2, 2021
      trail: Mr and Mrs
      99 |
      Mar 7, 2021 @ 2:17am
      Mar 7, 2021
      34 |
      Jan 24, 2021 @ 3:01am
      Jan 24, 2021
      trail: Megalicious
      56 |
      Jan 7, 2021 @ 12:57pm
      Jan 7, 2021
      trail: Outback
      49 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 7:30pm
      Jan 6, 2021
      trail: Outback
      54 |
      Jan 6, 2021 @ 7:29pm
      Jan 6, 2021

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

      Friday Fails : Girl Crashes
      231 | Jan 27, 2021
      Cole's Killer
      3:14 | 534 | Feb 3, 2020
      Racing Highlights, NZ MTB Cup, Rnd 4
      trail: Pinners
      4:58 | 744 | Feb 9, 2015
      Coaster [No Pedals] – Craters of the Moon...
      trail: Coaster
      4:16 | 189 | Jun 16, 2021 , Taupo
      youtuber Coaster @ Craters of the Moon MTB Park
      trail: Coaster
      3:55 | 514 | Oct 15, 2019 , Taupo
      youtuber S.H. Fun  ||  Craters of the Moon, Taupo [Ep#47]
      trail: SH Fun
      5:23 | 451 | Oct 11, 2019 , Taupo
      Beagle Boys - Aug2019
      5:34 | 610 | Aug 29, 2019 , Taupo
      youtuber Buzzard @ Craters MTB Park
      trail: Buzzard
      4:35 | 672 | Apr 18, 2019 , Taupo

      Recent Trail Reports

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      Hammer It
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      IdealE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Spyce Girls
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      DryE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Nail It
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      DryE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Zeezeetop
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      IdealE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Megalicious
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      IdealE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Incline
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      IdealE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Coaster
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      DryE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Scraggs Out
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      DryE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Zip
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      VariableE-Bike graeme-mtb
      Return To Sender
      May 21, 2022 @ 9:49am
      12 hours
      DryE-Bike graeme-mtb

      Activity Feed

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      user #1142354graeme-mtbaddreportHammer It and 9 more
      May 21, 2022 @ 11:48am
      10 hours
      user #2822963josiesinclairwishlistregionCraters Mountain Bike Park / Wairakei Forest.
      May 16, 2022 @ 9:33pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #2577557PetraTvotetrailOutback
      May 16, 2022 @ 5:36pm
      May 16, 2022
      user #3043580oDAM5EcommentreportSpyce Girls
      May 14, 2022 @ 3:49pm
      May 14, 2022
      user #3043580oDAM5EvotetrailSpyce Girls
      May 14, 2022 @ 3:46pm
      May 14, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #3043580oDAM5EreportSpyce GirlsL
      May 14, 2022 @ 3:49pm
      May 14, 2022
      user #2535963lpw110trailKev's TrackTraction downhill isn't great and uphill...
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 7:47pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      user #2535963lpw110trailWairakei Resort TrackVery enjoyable, not at all complex apart from...
      Apr 24, 2022 @ 7:32pm
      Apr 24, 2022
      user #2350510Pete31trailMegaliciousHas got even more rutted. Not much fun to ride...
      Apr 20, 2022 @ 12:45am
      Apr 20, 2022
      user #1020533passive649trailCoasterHard to think of a better grade 2 descending...
      Mar 26, 2022 @ 6:04pm
      Mar 26, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike5148 miles7,359 ft21 miles659 ft
      #176#1010059977,556
      E-Bike5148 miles7,359 ft21 miles659 ft
      #55#5537735
      Hike63 miles463 ft5,059 ft420 ft
      #3,235#9650118
      Trail Running63 miles463 ft5,059 ft420 ft
      #3,245#9750176
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