5 miles
Distance
1,398 ft
Climb
-1,383 ft
Descent
00:58:15
Avg time

Headland Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 100 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.
https://survey.getsmartglobal.com/survey/?question=52925

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
    00:58:15
  • Avg reverse time
    01:08:18
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Status:
on Nov 21, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
Contribute Details
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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

  • 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
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to headland-loop trailhead (-38.693880, 175.920540)
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      Headland Loop Trail Reports

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      Nov 21, 2020 @ 2:09pm
      Nov 21, 2020
      Sep 12, 2020 @ 3:00pm
      Sep 12, 2020
      reporter Track in great order. Excellent work on the trimmed section.
      Aug 15, 2020 @ 2:58pm
      Aug 15, 2020
      reporter Stunning view from the seat.
      May 22, 2020 @ 3:53pm
      May 22, 2020
      Such a nice trail. 2 weeks since last rain and the cool humid weather has kept it perfectly moist. Hero dirt.
      Apr 19, 2020 @ 4:20pm
      Apr 19, 2020
      two days after a heavy rain. trail was only a little slick in thick forest areas. One downed tree at the halfway point.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 58 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
      All
      • 354 rides
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      Photos

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      5 |
      May 30, 2020 @ 8:22pm
      May 30, 2020
      16 |
      May 30, 2020 @ 8:22pm
      May 30, 2020
      17 |
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 6:00pm
      Dec 28, 2019
      11 |
      Dec 28, 2019 @ 5:58pm
      Dec 28, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 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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