4,804 ft
Distance
85 ft
Climb
-526 ft
Descent
00:06:24
Avg time

Whāki Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #13117 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking

Hand built and flowing in a similar style to Tukonohi Trail. There are a couple of short, flat pedalling sections but overall it's a fun descent that is action packed with small features.
A couple of drops require the rider to be able to loft their front wheel - if you're riding it for the first time be sure to take it easy and scope it out. One of them is only obvious when you're right on top of it - so don't be too enthusiastic on your first ride down. If you're not sure, walk or go round the couple of more technical sections - you'll still love the riding on the remainder of it
After the initial open section through recently-harvested forest the trail traverses across the slope into pine tree plantation. The nature of the trail changes a little with the terrain, a few roots, a few greasy corners if it's damp underfoot.

Whaki crosses over the singletrack climbing trail of Sidewinder - it's clearly marked so you can't get it wrong.

Access Info

From the high point of Hill Road, opposite the start of Frontal Lobotomy trail. If you're coming from Direct Rd or the western side (Waipa MTB carpark side) of Hill Rd - ride to the entry to Frontal Lobotomy and Whaki is on your left.
If you're riding up Hill Rd from the Eastern side (Eagle Vs Shark side), as soon as the hill flattens off you'll see the entry to Tukonohi on your right - go a little further to reach Whaki.

Bike Park

More Stats for Whāki bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -441 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,437 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,881 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,881 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,440 ft
  • Grade
    -9.175%
  • Grade max
    -47.033%
  • Grade min
    15.647%
  • Distance climb
    1,046 ft
  • Distance down
    3,416 ft
  • Distance flat
    341 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:24
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Status:
on Dec 5, 2019
Ideal
Avg: 4.5 (6 votes)

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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
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  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Whāki Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Dec 5, 2019 @ 8:38am
      Dec 5, 2019
      quite big braking bumps at the top, part of the fun!
      Nov 29, 2019 @ 2:30pm
      Nov 29, 2019
      Sprayed edges for target species
      Aug 15, 2019 @ 6:11pm
      Aug 15, 2019
      Aug 14, 2019 @ 2:57pm
      Aug 14, 2019
      reporter Clearing old tree report
      Jan 7, 2018 @ 7:06pm
      Jan 7, 2018
      Tree down after Sidewinder
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 9 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 111 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
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      • 347 rides
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      Nov 29, 2019 @ 2:30pm
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