5 miles
Distance
1,049 ft
Climb
-1,052 ft
Descent
00:44:06
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of K2K Trail

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 [+]
    • 5 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.
https://survey.getsmartglobal.com/survey/?question=52925

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.

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
    00:44:06
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:48
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Status:
on Feb 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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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
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      K2K Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 16, 2019 @ 11:30am
      Feb 16, 2019
      reporter This trail is as dry as l have seen with sandy patches and rocks appearing. Beautifully trimmed from the rocks to Kawakawa but a section of about...
      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
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 34 rides
      • 19 miles avg distance
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      • 192 rides
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      Apr 14, 2019 @ 11:36pm
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      Apr 8, 2019 @ 1:22am
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