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  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      The Great Lake Trail is an epic journey to invigorate your senses. It follows the shores of beautiful Lake Taupō, and takes in the stunning views across the water to the majestic volcanic mountains of the Tongariro National Park. Enjoy extensive native bush, dramatic scenery, serene lake views, powerful waterfalls, lyrical bird song and much more.

      There are three parts to the trail, on the western side of Lake Taupo is a 30 km section (Waihora & Waihaha) and on the northern side is a further 41 km of track in two sections (Orakau & K2K and W2K & Headland). Cycle the whole track in two or three days or break it up and choose the sections/links you want to experience.
      source: Great lake
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Shuttleable: YES
      Whangamata Rd Car Park google parking directions
      Links
      Region Details
      • 6

      Open on Jul 19, 2018
      Local Trail Association
      local trail association
      (www.biketaupo.org.nz)

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #1,154
      Trails
      6
      Total Distance
      43 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent
      5,884 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      2,114 ft
      Total Vertical
      935 ft
      Reports
      30
      Photos
      39
      Ridden Counter
      479

      Popular Great Lake Trail Mountain Bike Trails

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      Photos of Great Lake Trail Mountain Bike

      trail: W2K
      6 |
      Jun 23, 2018 @ 2:51pm
      Jun 23, 2018
      W2K, Taupo
      trail: K2K
      10 |
      Apr 1, 2018 @ 4:25am
      Apr 1, 2018
      K2K, Taupo
      17 |
      Nov 30, 2017 @ 11:04am
      Nov 30, 2017
      Waihaha and Waihora Link
      13 |
      Nov 30, 2017 @ 4:15am
      Nov 30, 2017
      Waihaha and Waihora Link
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      Videos of Great Lake Trail Mountain Bike

      Our Ride in Taupo
      trail: W2K
      0:05 | 251 | Jan 21, 2011
      Great Lake Trail New Zealand:Kinloch to...
      trail: K2K
      8:31 | 44 | Apr 17, 2018 , Taupo
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      Recent Comments

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      user #1085733Kaitoke137trailWaihaha and Waihora LinkThis trail is 31km each way making a total of...
      Jun 1, 2018 @ 9:23am
      Jun 1, 2018
      user #1096023kanefleurytrailOrakauWhat a great winter track! Quick dry and...
      Jul 13, 2017 @ 4:27pm
      Jul 13, 2017
      user #1342761TonywaytrailW2KSlips cleared. Great job????????
      Jun 24, 2017 @ 1:27am
      Jun 24, 2017
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      user #1252022DavidehepburnaddridelogAug 17, 2018 ride log
      Aug 17, 2018 @ 3:37pm
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      user #1606444TheAverageMTBGuyriddentrailOrakau and 1 more
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 4:11pm
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      user #1597341actionjackson91addridelogAug 11, 2018 ride log
      Aug 11, 2018 @ 11:41pm
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      user #1598839KatCrosseriddentrailK2K and 1 more
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