5 miles
Distance
1,049 ft
Climb
-1,052 ft
Descent
00:48:54
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
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 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
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
    -0.011%
  • Grade max
    -47.551%
  • Grade min
    50.031%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    00:48:54
  • Avg reverse time
    01:06:29
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Status:
on Jul 13, 2020
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 4.25 (4 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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  • 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
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  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • 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
      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
      Mar 6, 2020 @ 3:23pm
      Mar 6, 2020
      Trail looks recently repaired and some work seems to be in progress so is a bit soft in places.
      Feb 13, 2020 @ 12:29pm
      Feb 13, 2020
      Feb 13, 2020 @ 12:29pm
      Feb 13, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 2 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 44 rides
      • 23 miles avg distance
      All
      • 192 rides
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      Feb 8, 2020 @ 5:53pm
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      Oct 26, 2019 @ 7:03pm
      Oct 26, 2019
      32 |
      Apr 14, 2019 @ 11:36pm
      Apr 14, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag miktown (Jul 27, 2020 at 2:11)
       A great trail, consistent uphills and flowing downhills with a killer view at the top.
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      youtuber K2K - Great Lake Trail, Taupo [Ep#43]
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