Aratiatia Dam Details
A trail all the way to Aratiatia Dam some 7 kilometers away. Although this track starts with a bit of a nasty short climb it is an easy track thereafter suitable for most beginners. In the summer months (October to March) the flood gates on the damn open every 2 hours between 10am and 4pm - which is a pretty impressive sight. Head back the same way as you came to Huka Falls.
From the Huka Falls bridge you can also ride up to the Helistar Hub Cafe and a linking tunnel under the roadway to the Wairakei Forest with it's network of fantastic flowing trails.
A final warning - the trails around the Huka Falls are very popular with walkers and tourists so although they are wide enough to pass walkers while on your bike you need to be in the lookout.
Huka Falls or Aratiatia Road at the Dam
Local Trail Association
More Stats for Aratiatia Dam mountain bike trail
Altitude change-81 ft
Altitude min1,083 ft
Altitude max1,264 ft
Altitude start1,190 ft
Altitude end1,109 ft
Distance climb2 miles
Distance down2 miles
Distance flat2,014 ft
Avg reverse time00:33:57
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Aratiatia Dam Trail Reports
Jan 3, 2018 @ 11:47pmJan 3, 2018
|Clear trail, couple of puddles and narrowed by grass and some blackberry close to the dam end|
Nov 24, 2017 @ 12:48pmNov 24, 2017
Nov 11, 2017 @ 8:30pmNov 11, 2017
|Trail dry & in good condition was lucky enough to get to Aratiatia for the floodgate opening, amazing.|
Jan 16, 2017 @ 11:06amJan 16, 2017
Mar 25, 2016 @ 12:17amMar 25, 2016
|The trail is dry in most areas, but is very muddy around the Huka Falls end of the trail. There is a fallen tree blocking the path, between the...|
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