3.1 miles
Distance
254 ft
Climb
-151 ft
Descent
00:26:16
Avg time

Aratiatia Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Huka Trails
    Taupo
  • Ref Number
    #5
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Dirt/Gravel Road
  • Bike Type
    XC, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #46492 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #3112 in E-Biking
    • #15886 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in E-Biking
    • 85 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Aratiatia Loop mountain bike trail 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 mile
  • Distance flat
    2,359 ft
  • Avg time
    00:26:16
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:29
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Status:
on Aug 4, 2021
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Variable
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  • Very Dry
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      Aratiatia Loop Trail Reports

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      Aug 4, 2021 @ 5:01pm
      Aug 4, 2021
      Lots of mud and puddles as it doesn't get much sun. Especially next to the farmland section. Lots of blackberry too. Not very scenic.
      Jan 29, 2021 @ 9:46pm
      Jan 29, 2021
      But dusty and had one fallen tree but wasn’t too hard to get over. Fine otherwise. Easy track.
      Nov 14, 2020 @ 1:20pm
      Nov 14, 2020
      Track is being made easier every month
      May 29, 2020 @ 3:42pm
      May 29, 2020
      May 8, 2020 @ 7:52pm
      May 8, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 87 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
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      • 607 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

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      tullys (Aug 16, 2020 at 1:19)
       A very muddy stretch of a couple of hundred mtrs roughly opposite Wairakei village
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