5 miles
Distance
1,398 ft
Climb
-1,383 ft
Descent
00:53:51
Avg time

Headland Loop Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #19273 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This extension of the W2K Track is a no brainer if you have the time. Remember, as with the other Great Lake Trails, this track is two way.

There are two lookout tracks coming off the Headland Loop track (viewing Whangamata Bay and Whakaipo Bay). The view obtained from over the Whangamata Bluffs is outstanding.

The Great Lake Trails are maintained by Bike Taupō with local support and National Cycleways funding. Please take a few minutes and take this survey to help us procure continuing funding support.
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Access Info

Off the W2K Track.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Headland Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    15 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,566 ft
  • Altitude max
    2,114 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,782 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,797 ft
  • Grade
    0.054%
  • Grade max
    -65.845%
  • Grade min
    111.054%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,135 ft
  • Avg time
    00:53:51
  • Avg reverse time
    00:52:33
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Status:
on Dec 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Headland Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:43am
      Dec 27, 2018
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 2:19am
      Dec 27, 2018
      Was running good when I did it, 23/12/2018. Mostly dry
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:42am
      Nov 26, 2018
      Fun riding even after all this rain. You and your bike will come out muddy though
      Aug 31, 2018 @ 6:26pm
      Aug 31, 2018
      Jan 22, 2018 @ 5:57pm
      Jan 22, 2018
      Wet and slippery on Whakaipo side
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 46 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 227 rides
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      Photos

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      Feb 13, 2019 @ 8:15pm
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      Headland Loop, Taupo
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      Feb 13, 2019 @ 8:05pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      Headland Loop, Taupo
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      Feb 13, 2019 @ 7:46pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      Headland Loop, Taupo
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      Feb 13, 2019 @ 7:45pm
      Feb 13, 2019
      Headland Loop, Taupo

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag cdough (Sep 7, 2018 at 23:32)
       Muddy and frustrating to ride as a mediocre mountain biker. Would be a dope trail in summer when it’s dry
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