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K2K Trail

Intermediate
 4.3 (3)

A challenging but rewarding ride from Kawakawa Bay to Kinloch Village.


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Map Key

5.2

Miles

8.4

KM

Singletrack

1,598' 487 m

High

1,180' 360 m

Low

600' 183 m

Up

610' 186 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

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Description

The K2K Trail can be ridden from either end - from the south (starting at Kawakawa Bay) as a continuation of the Orakau Trail or from the north starting in Kinloch Village.

The K2K trail from Kawakawa Bay begins with a steady climb for 3 kilometres then settles for the next 3 kilometres as you rise up and over the headland. The trail then descends to the lake fronts flatter ground as you ride toward Kinloch Village. K2K contains an equal mix of uphill, downhill and flat sections. Enjoy stunning views back to the western bays and south to the mountains of Mt Ruapehu, Mt Tongariro, Mt Ngauruhoe and Tongariro National Park.

Once at Kinloch you can end your ride with a meal at the local cafe, or continue northward
on the next section of trail (W2K Trail) to Whakaipo Bay.

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Megan W

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Photos

Climbing up the K2K mountain bike trail from Kawakawa Bay
Jan 15, 2015 near Taupo, NZ
An Aerial view of Kinloch village at the northern end of the K2K mountain bike trail
Jan 15, 2015 near Taupo, NZ
Arriving at Kinloch village at the Northern end of the K2K mountain bike trail
Jan 15, 2015 near Taupo, NZ
Lookouts on the K2K mountain bike trail with views of Kawakawa Bay
Jan 15, 2015 near Taupo, NZ
Promotional video showing highlights of the K2K Trail
Jan 15, 2015 near Taupo, NZ
Crossing the flat ground at the top of the K2K mountain bike trail
Jan 15, 2015 near Taupo, NZ

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