8 miles
Distance
2,587 ft
Climb
-2,586 ft
Descent
01:15:36
Avg time

W2K Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
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
    01:15:36
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:19
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Status:
on Dec 27, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Directions to w2k trailhead (-38.663110, 175.920090)
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      W2K Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 11:43am
      Dec 27, 2018
      Dec 27, 2018 @ 2:17am
      Dec 27, 2018
      Good trail, has a good flow overall. Quite enjoyable I would say. Ridden it on 23/12/18. Was mostly dry then
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 11:42am
      Nov 26, 2018
      Trail is fine, but you will come out muddy
      Nov 14, 2018 @ 11:03am
      Nov 14, 2018
      Quite nice XC trail, very dry today. Some branches overhanging the trail but no bigger issues. Make sure you don't go too fast on the way down,...
      Oct 20, 2017 @ 9:49pm
      Oct 20, 2017
      Some swift backs are a bit crumbly. Otherwise despite rain earlier in the week, trails are dry and tacky. Incredible views on this classic ride.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 29 rides
      • 21 miles avg distance
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      • 104 rides
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      Jun 23, 2018 @ 2:51pm
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      W2K, Taupo
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      Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:34am
      Feb 18, 2017
      W2K, Wellington
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      Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:33am
      Feb 18, 2017
      W2K, Wellington
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      Feb 18, 2017 @ 12:32am
      Feb 18, 2017
      W2K, Wellington

      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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