8.1 miles
2,587 ft
-2,586 ft
Avg time

W2K Details

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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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The Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch cycle trail can be ridden in either direction as an out and back trail (14 kilometers each way). From Taupo with take the turnoff for Kinloch or continue to Acacia Bay and take the Mapara Road to Whakaipo Bay.

A further 9km loop, known as the Headland Loop, can be added taking you all the way out to the Whangamata Bluffs and stunning lake views.

The whole ride is easy to intermediate without any real hills. There are a few short steeper pitches, but they are very easily walked. One of the best bits of the W2K track is the all weather surface. The track is carved out of pumice so drains really easy - a great option during rainy periods.

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More Stats for W2K mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    1 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,180 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,819 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,181 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,183 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    3.6 miles
  • Distance down
    3.8 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,174 ft
  • Avg time
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Avg: 4.5 (2 votes)

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Our Ride in Taupo
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