12 miles
Distance
4,211 ft
Climb
-4,210 ft
Descent
1,438 ft
High Point

All the trails in the park less the grade 5 trails and jump track.

From Kahuterawa Rd car park head up the road across Black Bridge and up Back Track to the top, around 4k of climbing to get the legs warmed up.

Once at the top car park head into Ice Breaker and follow it round till it joins Riff Raff and continues up to the Container Hub. Across the road from the hub Mr Twister heads down the hill till it meets ZigZag Rd, cross and continue down Humpty Jumpty to the Culvert Hub. Cross ZigZag Rd and head up Checkpoint Charlie till the intersection with Jack and the Beanstalk, carry on up Jack and the Beanstalk till you reach the seat at the top. From the seat ride up Arapuke Rd till it reaches an obvious crest with a turn up to the right, carry on straight ahead and 50m down the road Yeah Nah is on your right. At the end of Yeah Nah the trail rejoins Checkpoint Charlie for 100m or so, Siberian Express turns off to the right. Climb back up to Arapuke Rd, ride along the gravel for 100m or so till you see another trail post on your left, drop in to continue down a short tech chute then follow the trail right around till it exits on the end of Checkpoint Charlie. Turn right and head back up the gravel rd (Arapuke Rd) till you see the entrance to Number 8 Wire on your left. Follow Number 8 down till it connects into About Time then continue to the bottom of the trail, before the bridge at the bottom turn hard right and head up Billy Goat, this takes you back to the start of Rocky. Rocky has a short steep roll in at the start and then winds down to a rocky knoll which is a challenge to climb, (this is near to Rambo turn off) follow Rocky past Rambo turn off and wind your way back up to Riff Raff, there are a few rock steps on the way. At Riff Raff turn left and drop back to the intersection of Arapuke Rd and Zig Zag Rd, head down Rhythm and Vines to Back Track, turn right and head back to Black Bridge and the Kahuterawa Car Park.

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  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
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  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for The K Loop Classic mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    508 ft
  • Altitude start
    513 ft
  • Altitude end
    514 ft
  • Grade
    0.001%
  • Grade max
    -68.168%
  • Grade min
    66.915%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

      statustraildateconditiondescription
      Rhythm and Vines
      Mar 28, 2019 @ 11:02pm
      Mar 28, 2019
      Back Track
      Jan 25, 2019 @ 9:02pm
      Jan 25, 2019
      Couple of wet patches, nothing dramatic, wet feet through the river crossings but that just adds to the fun
      About Time
      Jan 13, 2019 @ 10:35pm
      Jan 13, 2019
      Jack And The Beanstalk
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Jun 20, 2018
      Riff Raff
      Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:06pm
      Jun 20, 2018
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