8 miles
Distance
2,587 ft
Climb
-2,586 ft
Descent
01:14:25
Avg time

W2K 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
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #31000 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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 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
    0.003%
  • Grade max
    -64.284%
  • Grade min
    68.709%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,174 ft
  • Avg time
    01:14:25
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:19
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Status:
on Oct 5, 2019
Wet
Avg: 4.15 (6 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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  • < 50%
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • 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
      Directions to w2k trailhead (-38.663110, 175.920090)
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      W2K Trail Reports

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      Oct 5, 2019 @ 5:28pm
      Oct 5, 2019
      Tree down approx 400m passed Joining spot. Pretty wet from last night rain and muddy in lots of places Fun though
      Jul 26, 2019 @ 2:39am
      Jul 26, 2019
      Some muddy spots on the trail. Slightly wet with leaves covering some sections which makes it nice and slick. Super fun :)
      Jul 20, 2019 @ 6:33pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      Jun 23, 2019 @ 4:08pm
      Jun 23, 2019
      Tree done 1km from intersection to headland
      Apr 29, 2019 @ 8:04pm
      Apr 29, 2019
      It’s possible to link the two sections together there and back so you don’t have to shuttle . Kinloch to road then back and then Kinloch to...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 17 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
      All
      • 104 rides
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      Feb 13, 2019 @ 6:04pm
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      Feb 13, 2019 @ 6:04pm
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      Feb 13, 2019 @ 6:04pm
      Feb 13, 2019

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Tonyway (Jun 24, 2017 at 1:27)
       Slips cleared. Great job????????
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag cdough (Sep 7, 2018 at 23:31)
       Ignorantly did this trail at the end of winter after three days of rain and it was a sloshy mud pit most of the way. If you don’t mind being out of control and struggling uphill through the mud go for the gold! Locals told us afterwards that nobody rides it in winter
      [Reply]

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