7 miles
Distance
928 ft
Climb
-815 ft
Descent
00:48:05
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    XC, Fat, Adaptive MTB
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    all seasons
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #22865 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This trail is an awesome scenic route that is a section of the Waikato river trails between Whakamaru and Mangakino/Lake Maraetai. This is a family friendly trail that suits a wide range of fitness and skill levels. The Trail is mostly gravel with some sections of dirt. The Dam Cafe is located just up from the Whakamaru end of the trail.

Access Info

The trail can be accessed via the Mangakino lakefront reserve or from the Whakamaru dam

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Waikato River trail - Whakamaru to Mangakino bike trail
  • Altitude change
    113 ft
  • Altitude min
    623 ft
  • Altitude max
    754 ft
  • Altitude start
    640 ft
  • Altitude end
    754 ft
  • Grade
    0.305%
  • Grade max
    -38.01%
  • Grade min
    52.882%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
  • Avg time
    00:48:05
  • Avg reverse time
    00:48:59
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Status:
on Apr 25, 2017
Dry
Avg: 4 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Waikato River... Trail Reports

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      Apr 25, 2017 @ 12:32pm
      Apr 25, 2017
      Wonderful scenic ride with views over the river
      Jan 30, 2017 @ 12:10pm
      Jan 30, 2017
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 31 rides
      • 24 miles avg distance
      All
      • 54 rides
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