11.5 miles
Distance
1,809 ft
Climb
-1,803 ft
Descent
1,789 ft
High Point

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Ride designed for advanced beginner and Intermediate riders for the Auckland Cycling Group for Taupo group ride weekend. Total distance of 18.5km with 8km ascent, 8km decent and 2.5km flat. expected total ride time of 3-3.5 hrs with many regroups as this will be a first time ride for many on these trails.

Detailed Description
ACG Ride is a 12 mile less popular intermediate route located near Taupo. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 44 trails. This route climbs 1,809 ft with a max elevation of 1,789 ft then descends -1,803 ft.
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58 Reviews & Comments

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simon-ob MPS (Mar 26, 2022 at 16:45)
Trail Tank Stand
More like a grade 2 or very gentle G3 trail with a couple of short steeper sections followed by flatter bits to recover on. When combined with Coaster makes for one of the best G2 loops. Wide bench which is good for letting the e-bike maniacs.

Is now under 5-10m high pine trees so well shelter from sun and any wind. Above comment relates to Zeezeetop i think as this does not lead to Megalicious.
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simon-ob MPS (Mar 26, 2022 at 16:45)
Trail Tank Stand
More like a grade 2 or very gentle G3 trail with a couple of short steeper sections followed by flatter bits to recover on. When combined with Coaster makes for one of the best G2 loops. Wide bench which is good for letting the e-bike maniacs.

Is now under 5-10m high pine trees so well shelter from sun and any wind. Above comment relates to Zeezeetop i think as this does not lead to Megalicious.
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simon-ob MPS (Mar 26, 2022 at 16:45)
Trail Tank Stand
More like a grade 2 or very gentle G3 trail with a couple of short steeper sections followed by flatter bits to recover on. When combined with Coaster makes for one of the best G2 loops. Wide bench which is good for letting the e-bike maniacs.

Is now under 5-10m high pine trees so well shelter from sun and any wind. Above comment relates to Zeezeetop i think as this does not lead to Megalicious.
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simon-ob MPS (Mar 26, 2022 at 16:45)
Trail Tank Stand
More like a grade 2 or very gentle G3 trail with a couple of short steeper sections followed by flatter bits to recover on. When combined with Coaster makes for one of the best G2 loops. Wide bench which is good for letting the e-bike maniacs.

Is now under 5-10m high pine trees so well shelter from sun and any wind. Above comment relates to Zeezeetop i think as this does not lead to Megalicious.
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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MkkVfVi (Nov 6, 2021 at 11:34)
Trail Outback
Tree down at the junction of outback and chain link
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Pete31 (Aug 7, 2021 at 19:36)
This can be ridden fast once you get to know it, making it flowing and excellent fun!
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
[Reply]
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
[Reply]
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
[Reply]
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
[Reply]
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
[Reply]
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
[Reply]
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 14:38)
Trail Outback
Rode this on 3 June 2021. An excellent Grade 3 trail with everything thrown in including a couple of challenges, be prepared for some climbing and part of it is through mature forest and part through newly replanted ground. Again there were great views of the steam fields and we rode this after trying out Megalicious and Zeezeetop. This was lots of fun and highly recommended.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 4:26)
Trail Tank Stand
We rode this track on 3rd June 2021. The track consists of a not technical but a steady climb through open replanted land and climbing to the Old Farts lookout where you can catch your breath on the Old Farts seats there while looking across the valley to Mt Tauhara. Then a fun downhill via Megalucious. The track at this time was in good order.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 4:26)
Trail Tank Stand
We rode this track on 3rd June 2021. The track consists of a not technical but a steady climb through open replanted land and climbing to the Old Farts lookout where you can catch your breath on the Old Farts seats there while looking across the valley to Mt Tauhara. Then a fun downhill via Megalucious. The track at this time was in good order.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 4:26)
Trail Tank Stand
We rode this track on 3rd June 2021. The track consists of a not technical but a steady climb through open replanted land and climbing to the Old Farts lookout where you can catch your breath on the Old Farts seats there while looking across the valley to Mt Tauhara. Then a fun downhill via Megalucious. The track at this time was in good order.
[Reply]
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 4:26)
Trail Tank Stand
We rode this track on 3rd June 2021. The track consists of a not technical but a steady climb through open replanted land and climbing to the Old Farts lookout where you can catch your breath on the Old Farts seats there while looking across the valley to Mt Tauhara. Then a fun downhill via Megalucious. The track at this time was in good order.
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Rebeltr0users82 (Jun 13, 2020 at 23:00)
Trail Buzzard
Open
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Rebeltr0users82 (Jun 13, 2020 at 23:00)
Trail Buzzard
Open
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Rebeltr0users82 (Jun 13, 2020 at 23:00)
Trail Buzzard
Open
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RKELLY (Nov 11, 2019 at 18:11)
An amazingly built up track with the perfect grade for riding up. Corners are not to steep and lots of rest spots on the traverses across to the next corner.
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RKELLY (Nov 11, 2019 at 18:11)
An amazingly built up track with the perfect grade for riding up. Corners are not to steep and lots of rest spots on the traverses across to the next corner.
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RKELLY (Nov 11, 2019 at 18:02)
Trail Buzzard
Easy grade 3 trail, defiantly not a grade 4.
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RKELLY (Nov 11, 2019 at 18:02)
Trail Buzzard
Easy grade 3 trail, defiantly not a grade 4.
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RKELLY (Nov 11, 2019 at 18:02)
Trail Buzzard
Easy grade 3 trail, defiantly not a grade 4.
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JenWray (Nov 8, 2019 at 22:33)
Rode this today. Is back open
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JenWray (Nov 8, 2019 at 22:33)
Rode this today. Is back open
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JenWray (Nov 8, 2019 at 22:33)
Rode this today. Is back open
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JenWray (Nov 8, 2019 at 22:33)
Rode this today. Is back open
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TimCutfield (Oct 19, 2018 at 19:52)
Trail Buzzard
Awesome trail well worth the work to get to the top
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TimCutfield (Oct 19, 2018 at 19:52)
Trail Buzzard
Awesome trail well worth the work to get to the top
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TimCutfield (Oct 19, 2018 at 19:52)
Trail Buzzard
Awesome trail well worth the work to get to the top
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NZPeterG (Aug 21, 2018 at 14:18)
All Bike Taupo tracks are open to ebikes without a throttle
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NZPeterG (Aug 21, 2018 at 14:18)
All Bike Taupo tracks are open to ebikes without a throttle
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NZPeterG (Aug 21, 2018 at 14:18)
All Bike Taupo tracks are open to ebikes without a throttle
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NZPeterG (Aug 21, 2018 at 14:18)
All Bike Taupo tracks are open to ebikes without a throttle
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