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Level: Easiest
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +31/ -32 ft
Total: 5 riders

Mountain Biking Great Lake Pathway

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#199 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#9,836 in the world

The Great Lake Pathway also know as the Lions Walk or the Great Lake Walkway is an easy, flat, wide, hard-surfaced, two-way, shared pathway that hugs the shore of Lake Taupo for 12 kilometres. On a fine clear day in summer it's glorious - a beautiful series of postcards with serene views over the lake to the volcanoes beyond. Lord of the Rings fans will recognise the cone of Mount Doom (Ngauruhoe) to the right of Mount Ruapehu in Tongariro National Park.

First added by Jim Cummings on Dec 6, 2017. Last updated Apr 17, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Head for the foreshore of the lake from anywhere in downtown Taupo

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