W2K with Headland Loop
ElevationAscent: 1,822' 555 m
Descent: -1,683' -513 m
High: 2,096' 639 m
Low: 1,186' 361 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 22% (12°)
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“Explore Whangamata Bay Headland on this scenic bush ride”— Megan W
Heading northward from Kinloch, the trail climbs steadily up through native bush and onto the headland, providing great views across the lake and back down into Kinloch. Past the top of the trail you come to the junction with the Headland Loop Trail.
The Headland Loop Trail follows the top of the Whangamata Bluffs out to the end of the
headland and features more stunning native bush and views across the lake to the
Kaimanawa Ranges, Karangahape Cliffs and Tongariro National Park to the south. To shorten the trip you can just bypass the Headland Loop Trail turn off and continue along the long flowing descent through native bush into Whakaipo Bay. Along the way there is also a short lookout trail that offers views of Kinloch and Whangamata Bay.
You can ride this trail in either direction (from Kinloch to Whakaipo Bay or from Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch). Car parking is available at both ends of the trail, and you can pre-arrange a shuttle service to pick you up if you dont want to ride the return trip.