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Level: Beginner
Length: 13 mi (20.9 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: +1,110/ -704 ft
Total: 4 riders

Mountain Biking Waikato River Trails: 5 Whakamaru

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#160 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#8,391 in the world

The trail is wide, smooth and flat for much of the way but there are some short steep or rocky pitches as well as some sharp corners. It's very scenic with soaring bluffs over a serene lake with places to swim, and there are forests, farms and a wetland.

First added by PJAmore on Feb 24, 2012. 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
Eastern end: About 50km north of Taupo on State Highway 1, just past Atiamuri you'll see the Waikato River Trails sign. The car park is 100m away... Western end: Whakamaru Dam
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  • Jim Cummings

    It's a beautiful ride, just 23.5km long on a good trail with views to die for.

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