5.2 miles
Distance
1,049 ft
Climb
-1,052 ft
Descent
01:11:28
Avg time
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K2K 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
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #1698 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch.

Part of the Great Lake Cycle Trails (along with W2K and Orakau). Fantastic in either direction.

From Kawakawa Bay the trail climbs up through native bush to the Te Kauwae headland providing a reward of spectacular views across the lake and Western Bays. The trail then descends to the lake edge with the final section on the lake front before finishing at the village of Kinloch.

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

Either as part of the Great Lake Cycle Trails (W2K and Orakau), or from Kinloch head to the western side of the bay and follow the single track.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for K2K mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -3 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,180 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,614 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,184 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,181 ft
  • Grade
    -0.011%
  • Grade max
    -47.551%
  • Grade min
    50.031%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:11:28
  • Avg reverse time
    01:07:36
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Status:
on Jun 2, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
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  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      K2K Trail Reports

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      Jun 2, 2021 @ 3:29pm
      Jun 2, 2021
      Apr 1, 2021 @ 10:00pm
      Apr 1, 2021
      According to the Great Lakes Cycle Trails website e-bikes are allowed on this...
      Aug 21, 2020 @ 6:02pm
      Aug 21, 2020
      Tree fallen across trail. Easy enough to move by hand.
      Jul 13, 2020 @ 10:18pm
      Jul 13, 2020
      Very wet and muddy but in slightly better riding conditions than W2K.
      Jun 24, 2020 @ 1:35am
      Jun 24, 2020
      trail in great condition fast with good surface
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 340 rides
      •  

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      Feb 8, 2020 @ 5:53pm
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      Oct 26, 2019 @ 7:03pm
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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 11:36pm
      Apr 14, 2019

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      miktown WGTV (Jul 27, 2020 at 2:11)
       A great trail, consistent uphills and flowing downhills with a killer view at the top.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Tully01 (Oct 22, 2020 at 22:25)
       Track in very good condition
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      SpringerNZ (Dec 28, 2020 at 16:36)
       Nice flowing track. Did Orakau Track first then K2K. Finished off with a pie and coke at the Kinloch store. Smile
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      Chrismbiker (Jan 13, 2021 at 20:12)
       Not sure why this trail says no ebikes. According to the Great Lakes Cycle Trails website e-bikes are allowed.
      "Type of bike - An off-road mountain bike is required. E-mountain bikes are welcome."
      ????
      [Reply]

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      Videos

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      youtuber K2K - Great Lake Trail, Taupo [Ep#43]
      15:28 | 514 | Jul 27, 2018 , Taupo
      Great Lake Trail New Zealand:Kinloch to...
      8:31 | 383 | Apr 17, 2018 , Taupo
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