25.4 miles
Distance
3,855 ft
Climb
-3,851 ft
Descent
1,833 ft
High Point
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Long course - Please note while the course is accurate Trailforks has not picked up the trail names in order, so use this guide:

Wairakei Tourist Track to underpass, Inwards goods, Tourist trap, 1st piker exit, Beagle boys, Scrags return, Tankstand up/down, Outback to chainlink, Skunkworks, Luge, Slalom, Walters wiggles, Tankstand, Kinder grinder, Debs, Waipuwerawera, BBC, Top of SHW fun, Scrags return, Tankstand, Grinder, Mr/Mrs, Mistress, Young pines, Connection, Outback, Eddies 400, Resort.

Also the actual distance will be a bit longer than the distance registered by the displayed GPS recording.

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Detailed Description
Craters Classic 2019 Long Course is a 25 mile intermediate race route located near Taupo. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 23 trails. This route climbs 3,855 ft with a max elevation of 1,833 ft then descends -3,851 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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Tully01 (Oct 29, 2022 at 19:25)
Trail Resort Track
A scenic easy ride connection track
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lpw110 (Apr 24, 2022 at 19:04)
An effective way of moving between the Hub and the Resort Track. Rather unremarkable. Riders of all skill levels will be able to ride this track.
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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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lpw110 (Jan 6, 2022 at 18:37)
Trail Mr and Mrs
If you are a good downhill rider then this track is fantastic fun, although some of the corners have poor traction to look out for. Make sure you go onto Mistress at the junction - the signs around the place say Mistress doesn't go to the Connection but it does now. If you go onto the road you may end up lost (I did...). Both 'Young Pines' and 'Better Than P' supposedly go to the Connection but signposting for these tracks is horrific, something rather off character for an MTB park that is usually so well signposted.
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lpw110 (Jan 6, 2022 at 18:32)
As long as you are prepared for the quite tight switchback corners this track shouldn't be too hard. In summer it's very nice because it is pine covered nearly 100% of the way and there are lots of birds and cicadas.
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Pete31 (Aug 7, 2021 at 19:41)
Trail Mr and Mrs
One of the best flowing downhill sections in the park. The option is there to do first downhill half (the best half) to the forestry road and then turn right onto road to get back to the connection.
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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 (Jul 24, 2021 at 3:17)
Rode this trail on the way to Debs track today. Track was generally in good order with one or two muddy patches- being mid winter of course. A steady climb with some tight switchbacks up through the pines.
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Tully01 (Jul 24, 2021 at 3:07)
Trail Beagle Boys
Rode Beagle Boys today, generally a Grade 3 but the "Dipper" is not for the faint hearted. I bottomed out my front forks here. Not recommended for beginners however other than a few muddy/ slippery spots this track is worth trying as an intermediate rider with some fitness.
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Tully01 (Jun 6, 2021 at 4:30)
Trail Mr and Mrs
Rode this on 3rd June 2021 not realizing the Mistress track had become part of this track. It was in good condition and always neat to see the small waterfall part way through. Quite a narrow single track in places.
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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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Mumtoboys (Aug 23, 2020 at 15:44)
Heaps and heaps of fun and good to practice those developing skills
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Peter20 (Aug 13, 2020 at 23:20)
Trail Beagle Boys
Challenging track if your a beginner. Has a very steep drop. Good if your confident and fearless.
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ShreddingSam (Jan 6, 2020 at 21:16)
Really cool little jibby stuff, lots of fun
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dgpgunner (Jan 17, 2019 at 18:23)
Trail Mr and Mrs
Rode Jan 11 2019, love this one for intermediate level, mostly downhill.
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More Stats for Craters Classic 2019 Long Course mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    3 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,263 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,263 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,266 ft
  • Grade max
    -69.4%
  • Grade min
    50.8%
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    10 miles
  • Distance flat
    4 miles
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