7 miles
Distance
1,197 ft
Climb
-763 ft
Descent
01:02:40
Avg time

Otaketake Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Doubletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Manager

Completed December 2019 this trail is a sweet bit of riding, in keeping with the character of the W2K and the K2K tracks. There is a steady climb from the Kinloch end with the Otaketake stream to your right. A panoramic view over Kinloch and the lake develops to the south and east, progressing to a traverse along the top of the gorge above Whangamata Rd. Nice bush with a friendly North Island Robin or two along the way. Exit onto right onto Kawakawa Rd and continue to the Orakau shelter. The off road section beside the road is still under construction January 2020. You have the option to return the way you came or continue on O2K/K2K back to Kinloch which is an excellent 35 km loop.
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Access Info

Follow the K2K about 2.7 km from Kinloch. The track heads off to the right, up the hill. It is well signposted. There is a second access point at the Orakau Shelter on Whangamata Rd - the start of the O2K/K2K trail to Kinloch. There is a short road section back up the hill, turn right onto Kawakawa Rd and the trail goes left after about 500m.

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More Stats for Otaketake mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    434 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,264 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,908 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,264 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,699 ft
  • Grade
    1.2%
  • Grade max
    -42.5%
  • Grade min
    33.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    01:02:40
  • Avg reverse time
    01:00:45
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Status:
on Jun 24, 2020
Ideal
Avg: 5 (2 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
  • Information Information
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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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      Otaketake Trail Reports

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      Jun 24, 2020 @ 1:43am
      Jun 24, 2020
      Track is now well packed after some rain makes a great loop with Orakau
      Apr 27, 2020 @ 7:37pm
      Apr 27, 2020
      Trail in great condition today. Still very dry and well packed.
      Mar 6, 2020 @ 3:20pm
      Mar 6, 2020
      Recent rain has done the trail good
      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
      • 5 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 65 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 28, 2020 @ 3:18am
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      Jun 6, 2020 @ 11:19am
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      May 11, 2020 @ 5:37pm
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      May 11, 2020 @ 5:37pm
      May 11, 2020

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag nzgrover (Dec 7, 2019 at 13:12)
       The trail is now complete as of December 2019. Fresh in spots, so needs some riding in. Sweet downhill run from Kawakawa Road.
      The connector trail from Kawakawa Road to the K2K Whangamata Road carpark is still under construction.
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag Heesterman (Jan 1, 2020 at 0:18)
       Excellent trail and nice to keep off the main road.
      [Reply]

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