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10 miles
2,492 ft
-2,854 ft
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    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
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  • Season
    All seasons
  • eBike Allowed
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This trail is part of the Waikato river trail network and links Lake Maraetai dam and Waipapa dam. Full of switch backs and forest, this unique trail offers a fantastic ride and beautiful views. A decent level of fitness and confidence on switchbacks is required; as there is approximately 600m of climbing on this trail.

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More Stats for Waikato River trail - Mangakino to Waipapa mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -362 ft
  • Altitude min
    389 ft
  • Altitude max
    876 ft
  • Altitude start
    751 ft
  • Altitude end
    389 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    4,878 ft
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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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