5 miles
Distance
1,049 ft
Climb
-1,052 ft
Descent
00:33:22
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
    #1698 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    -0.011%
  • Grade max
    -47.551%
  • Grade min
    50.031%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:33:22
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:48
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Status:
on Dec 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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

Trail Report Status
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      K2K Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:43am
      Dec 27, 2018
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:42am
      Nov 26, 2018
      Some muddy spots but good to go for the most part after the wet weather
      Oct 21, 2018 @ 6:40pm
      Oct 21, 2018
      Mostly dry, one or two patches of mud, doesnt look like rain will be coming soon so this should dry out in the next day or two
      Apr 4, 2018 @ 7:05pm
      Apr 4, 2018
      Mar 17, 2018 @ 6:10pm
      Mar 17, 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 51 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 192 rides
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      Photos

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      21 |
      Apr 1, 2018 @ 4:25am
      Apr 1, 2018
      K2K, Taupo
      24 |
      Feb 16, 2018 @ 12:39am
      Feb 16, 2018
      K2K, My City
      33 |
      Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:34am
      Feb 18, 2017
      K2K, Wellington
      72 |
      Dec 23, 2016 @ 8:08pm
      Dec 23, 2016
      K2K, Wanganui

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