5.2 miles
Distance
1,398 ft
Climb
-1,383 ft
Descent
00:57:26
Avg time

Headland Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #8906 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #4088 in Trail Running
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 80 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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Headland Loop mountain bike trail 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
    00:57:26
  • Avg reverse time
    01:04:55
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Status:
on Nov 28, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Headland Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 28, 2022 @ 1:37pm
      2 days
      Small patches of mud throughout, otherwise ideal
      Nov 6, 2022 @ 12:40pm
      Nov 6, 2022
      Sep 24, 2022 @ 5:47pm
      Sep 24, 2022
      Sep 9, 2022 @ 2:00pm
      Sep 9, 2022
      Massively muddy. But fun if you want to get wet and dirty.
      Apr 30, 2022 @ 6:22pm
      Apr 30, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 31 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 33 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      All
      • 587 rides
      • Last: Nov 28, 2022

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      May 30, 2020 @ 8:22pm
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      May 30, 2020 @ 8:22pm
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      Dec 28, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Dec 28, 2019
      16 |
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      Dec 28, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      Tully01 (May 4, 2021 at 0:18)
      Rode this trail with wife today. Track in excellent order with just a few overgrown ferns. Last ridden last winter.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      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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