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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
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  • Wet
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  • Ideal
  • Dry
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
  • bi-directional trail
  • no data
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
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Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public ridelogs from the past 6 months.
  • mountain biking recent
  • mountain biking (>6 month)
  • hiking (1 year)
  • moto (1 year)
Activity Recordings
Trailforks users anonymized public skilogs from the past 12 months.
  • Downhill Ski
  • Backcountry Ski
  • Nordic Ski
Jump Magnitude Heatmap
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Trails Deemphasized
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      Previously called the Upper Waikato River Trails or Eastern Tracks. These are undulating generally easy two way shared usage trails along the Waikato River.

      Maps may be purchased from the Bike Taupo online shop, various Taupō bike shops or the Taupō iSite. By purchasing a map you are supporting the maintenance of the trail and facilities.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Spa Thermal Park Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Closest access to Taupo is from Spa Thermal Park.
      Activities Click to view
      Region Details
      • 8
      • 5
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Oct 19, 2021
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      14
      Trails Mountain Bike
      14
      Trails E-Bike
      14
      Trails Hike
      13
      Trails Trail Running
      13
      Total Distance
      17 miles
      Total Descent
      3,205 ft
      Total Vertical
      242 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,318 ft
      Reports
      120
      Photos
      60
      Ridden Counter
      4,449

      Photos of Huka Trails Mountain Bike

      50 |
      Dec 23, 2020 @ 10:27pm
      Dec 23, 2020
      33 |
      Dec 23, 2020 @ 10:27pm
      Dec 23, 2020
      trail: Redwoods
      29 |
      Aug 13, 2019 @ 11:11am
      Aug 13, 2019
      trail: Cafe Track
      18 |
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 12:02am
      Jul 7, 2019
      trail: Redwoods
      17 |
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 9:15am
      Nov 26, 2018
      trail: Rotary Ride
      168 |
      Nov 1, 2018 @ 1:38am
      Nov 1, 2018
      trail: Rotary Ride
      157 |
      Oct 30, 2018 @ 4:32pm
      Oct 30, 2018
      90 |
      Mar 4, 2018 @ 6:04pm
      Mar 4, 2018

      Videos of Huka Trails Mountain Bike

      Return to the Rotorua Redwoods
      trail: Redwoods
      21:26 | 99 | Mar 27, 2015
      Rotorua Redwoods - Create Breathing Space Trailer
      trail: Redwoods
      2:10 | 85 | Mar 27, 2015
      Redwoods Coast - Rotorua Bike Festival
      trail: Redwoods
      1:09 | 144 | Dec 28, 2014
      Frontflip on Downhill Bike - Crash
      trail: Redwoods
      0:08 | 1189 | Aug 8, 2014
      Winter Redwoods Edit 2014
      trail: Redwoods
      0:52 | 313 | Aug 8, 2014
      Riverside dirt jump jam
      trail: River Side
      2:33 | 1167 | Jun 4, 2014
      Riding Illegal Tracks in New Zealand
      trail: Redwoods
      4:47 | 1032 | Feb 13, 2014
      Breaking my Arm
      trail: Redwoods
      0:40 | 802 | Aug 6, 2013

      Current Trail Warnings

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Redwoods
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 5:04pm
      Oct 19, 2021
      WetHansscheltus Slip on new section

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Huka Falls to Aratiatia
      Oct 11, 2021 @ 1:03am
      Oct 11, 2021
      DryBikelorddWatch out for those jumps heading back to...
      Aratiatia Loop
      Aug 4, 2021 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Prevalent Mudkiwi-mxcntLots of mud and puddles as it doesn't get...
      Rotary Ride
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      VariableToktrance
      Cafe Track
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      VariableToktranceDidn’t do the second half , hit the...
      River Side
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Jul 24, 2021
      IdealToktrance
      Te Totara Gully
      Jul 2, 2021 @ 5:57pm
      Jul 2, 2021
      VariableFoottrafficA couple of trees fallen across the...
      Expressway
      Mar 22, 2021 @ 6:46pm
      Mar 22, 2021
      DryTruck65
      Wairakei Tourist Track
      Mar 5, 2021 @ 3:49pm
      Mar 5, 2021
      Drygraeme-mtbE-Bike
      Te Totara Gut
      Jan 13, 2021 @ 11:09am
      Jan 13, 2021
      Very DryChellembird
      Western Bypass
      Jan 13, 2021 @ 11:09am
      Jan 13, 2021
      DryChellembird

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2818567HansscheltusaddreportRedwoods
      Oct 19, 2021 @ 5:04pm
      Oct 19, 2021
      user #1070315ClintwilliamsriddentrailRiver Side and 1 more
      Oct 13, 2021 @ 11:39pm
      Oct 13, 2021
      user #2786340BikelorddaddreportHuka Falls to Aratiatia
      Oct 11, 2021 @ 1:03am
      Oct 11, 2021
      user #2433472Tully01commenttrailRotary Ride
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 11:33pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #1461215mtb-tech-geekvotetrailAcid Drop and 3 more
      Oct 8, 2021 @ 3:15pm
      Oct 8, 2021

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #2433472Tully01trailRotary RideThis is appropriately graded as this would be...
      Oct 9, 2021 @ 11:33pm
      Oct 9, 2021
      user #2669241BrillettrailTe Totara GullyLandslide around halfway, near te Tora gut....
      Apr 21, 2021 @ 6:29pm
      Apr 21, 2021
      user #2669241BrillettrailCafe TrackSecond part of the track, nearest the cafe, no...
      Apr 19, 2021 @ 7:01pm
      Apr 19, 2021
      user #2572376SaxphiletrailCafe TrackI wouldn't really call this an easy...
      Feb 1, 2021 @ 1:16am
      Feb 1, 2021
      user #2433472Tully01trailRedwoodsA must do ride going from the Huka Falls...
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 6:04pm
      Nov 14, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Craters Mountain Bike Park / Wairakei Forest. 19 21 11.6 km
      Great Lake Trails 79.7 km
      Rainbow Mountain 127.9 km
      Cougar MTB Park 6 2031.6 km
      Waikato River Trails 3 334.5 km

      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1417 miles3,205 ft8 miles243 ft
      #1,120#505911843,775
      E-Bike1417 miles3,205 ft8 miles243 ft
      #302#1911011289
      Hike1314 miles2,566 ft7 miles243 ft
      #983#3311448
      Trail Running1314 miles2,566 ft7 miles243 ft
      #989#3311448
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