3 miles
Distance
254 ft
Climb
-151 ft
Descent
00:21:04
Avg time

Aratiatia Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Huka Trails
    Taupo
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #50916 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    DOC

Runs from Contact Power Station lookout north beside the road, through a squeeze, to follow the true left (western side) of the Waikato River to Aratiatia Dam. Two way with walkers. Park map no 5.

Access Info

Contact Power station lookout in the south and Aratiatia Dam in the north.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Aratiatia Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    103 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,096 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,211 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,108 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,211 ft
  • Grade
    0.638%
  • Grade max
    -13.249%
  • Grade min
    15.399%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,359 ft
  • Avg time
    00:21:04
  • Avg reverse time
    00:19:06
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Status:
on Nov 12, 2018
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Trail Difficulties
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  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
Directions to aratiatia-loop trailhead (-38.618455, 176.136509)
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