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Level: Intermediate
Length: 40 mi (64.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +164/ -181 ft
Total: 24 riders

Mountain Biking Craters Mountain Bike Park

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#9 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#1,104 in the world

The Craters Mountain Bike Park has about 50km (30 miles) of trails to suit all skill levels. They meander through pine and eucalyptus plantations.

The trails are maintained by a not-for-profit trust called Bike Taupo and you have to pay to ride the park. You can do that at the Hub Cafe or at bike shops in town. The cost is $10 for a week and you while you're at it you should pick up their really good map for another $3.

A good trail for beginners to start with is Tourist Trap. Intermediate or better riders could head up the hill on Hammer It, Tank Stand, and Grinder. Deb's Trail should not be missed, then cross the road and try Mr and Mrs and so on. On the way back to the car park don't miss Coaster which is fast, with big berms, jumps and is loads of fun. Don't bother with Outback if your time is limited.

First added by Ginny_Tory on Jun 22, 2013. Last updated Apr 28, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Head north out of Taupo on State Highway 1. Five kilometres out of town turn left into Craters Road which is right opposite the Hub Cafe with it's big old helcopter. You'll see the "Craters Mountain Bike Park" sign in less than a kilometer. You can ride from the Huka Falls car park. Take the Cafe Trail to the Hub Cafe where you can pick up Tunnel Track which will take you under State Highway 1 and into the park.
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  • fergnago

    Well thought out trails . Lots of options with good signage

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  • Jim Cummings

    A great mountain bike park in a pine plantation. It's very visitor friendly with signs at the start of every trail and at forks.

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