6.9 miles
Distance
1,151 ft
Climb
-713 ft
Descent
01:07:34
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, Gravel, Adaptive MTB
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #9251 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #1955 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2019
  • Land Owner

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 using the off road sections. 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.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Otaketake mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    439 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,270 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,966 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,270 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,709 ft
  • Grade
    1.2%
  • Grade max
    -31.7%
  • Grade min
    49.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 mile
  • Avg time
    01:07:34
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:38
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on Oct 2, 2022
Wet
Avg: 5 (2 votes)
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      Otaketake Trail Reports

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      Oct 2, 2022 @ 5:31pm
      Oct 2, 2022
      tree across track
      Sep 18, 2022 @ 2:44pm
      Sep 18, 2022
      Tree fall on the upper section has been cleared but there is some some subsidence further down the track which is quite soft, track still...
      Sep 8, 2022 @ 7:29pm
      Sep 8, 2022
      No issues up to the clearing, track a little damp
      Aug 5, 2022 @ 2:53pm
      Aug 5, 2022
      Lots of foliage but track mostly in great condition
      Apr 1, 2022 @ 12:08pm
      Apr 1, 2022
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 47 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 418 rides
      • Last: Dec 3, 2022

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      7 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      aron-graham (Apr 17, 2022 at 12:47)
      Awesome trail for the entire family. Beautiful location and very well maintained track.
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      Tully01 (Sep 25, 2021 at 19:26)
      Ridden 25 September 2021 and other than a couple of small patches that may need attention after heavy rain is as usual a great ride, climbing most of the 11kms from the lake to Kawakawa Rd to complete the loop anti clockwise. Probably not recommended for younger children unless competent and fit as this is a tru Grade 3
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      StuRNgzVJ (Apr 4, 2021 at 15:55)
      Rode from the Otaketake car park along road to kinloch and back up Kawakawa bay... think this may be the best way round to ride it? Great flowy bits with pump track like quality! Ride down to Kawakawa bay also good but it’s a busy track with heaps of walkers. Almost as good as Waihaha but without as many good outlooks, both have a really similar feel and ease of rideability.
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      • + 0
      Tully01 (Oct 22, 2020 at 22:20)
      Rode the loop today. Track on very good condition .
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      samduf (Sep 27, 2020 at 20:15)
      Rode this just after some very heavy rain fall in the area. The trail was still in really good condition. An excellent ride to make a good 28 km loop from Kinloch on the K2K
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      • + 0
      Heesterman (Jan 1, 2020 at 0:18)
      Excellent trail and nice to keep off the main road.
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      • + 1
      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.
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      MTB over Sixty - Otaketake - Great Lake Trails
      12:30 | 222 | Jul 17, 2021 , Taupo
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