Waikato River Trails: 4 Maraetai

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↑ 200 m
↓ 200 m
elevation (m)

Trail Description
About this trail
If you're heading south you'll start at the gorgeous Mangakino lake front. The trail is easy and undulating as it ambles along the lake side and then crosses the 70 metre long swing bridge across the Mangakino Stream. There are beautiful views of the lake much of the way and after just 12km you'll cross the impressive Whakamaru dam.

This is the only section of the Waikato River Trails with villages at both ends so coffee addicts are in luck! Watch out for Whakamaru village before you cross the dam as it's just down the road and not on the trail.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

January 28, 2015
Review: Another great ride along the lakes of the Waikato River. Mangakino is the biggest village along the Waikato River Trails and the lake there is really stunning.

Waikato River Trails: 4 Maraetai MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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