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5 miles
Distance
1,103 ft
Climb
-1,106 ft
Descent
00:32:59
Avg time

K2K Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Global Ranking
    #1695

Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch.

Part of the Great Lake Cycle Trail (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.

Access Info

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

Local Trail Association
More Stats for K2K mountain bike 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 max
    -50.871%
  • Grade min
    72.76%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:32:59
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:48
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Status:
on Apr 4, 2018
Variable
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to k2k trailhead (-38.662920, 175.920080)
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K2K Trail Reports

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Apr 4, 2018 @ 7:05pm
Apr 4, 2018
Mar 17, 2018 @ 6:10pm
Mar 17, 2018
Feb 16, 2018 @ 12:37am
Feb 16, 2018
Mostly dry with some patches of mud in the usual water paces. The huge amounts of rain earlier in the week had little to no effect on the trail, a...
Oct 8, 2017 @ 4:50pm
Oct 8, 2017
Muddy in places. Some showers during the morning.
Oct 7, 2017 @ 11:07pm
Oct 7, 2017
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youtuber K2K - Great Lake Trail, Taupo [Ep#43]
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