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Level: Beginner
Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +704/ -827 ft
Total: 6 riders

Mountain Biking Waikato River Trails: 3 Waipapa

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#85 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#6,775 in the world

The trail is wide and well formed with just a few steep pitches. It is never from from the shores of Lake Waipapa or Lake Maraetai. The scenery is stunning all the way and there are great views of Maraetai Dam. The lake at Mangakino is absolutely fantastic and it's great swimming.

First added by PJAmore on Feb 24, 2012. Last updated May 2, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: yes
  • 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
Normally you'll get to this section of the Waikato River Trails by riding south from the Arapuni section or, if you're riding north, from the Maraetai section.. Both ends can be accessed by car. From Mangakino take Waipapa Road to Waipapa dam to reach the north end or just go down to the lake front to reach the southern end.

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