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W2K, Waikato

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W2KBeginner

Submitted by Melissa Franklin

Info Info

Trail Information

23.00km

620m

640m

 

Waikato

Taupo

Urban fringe

Point to Point (one way)

Undulating, some big hills

Native bush
Lakeside

Beginner

3:45 (Slow)
3:00 (Moderate)
2:15 (Fast)

-11.3%

+10.6%

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Description

Starting from Boojum Dell, the W2K trail heads up the hill from here, climbing steadily up through native bush and onto the headland, providing spectacular views across Lake Taupo to the mountains of Tongariro National Park as well as back down to Kinloch. Once on top of the headland the trail starts a long, flowing descent down to Whakaipo Bay. This route includes the headland loop but if you don't do this loop it takes out about 9km. The headland loop has more stunning views out towards the Kaimanawa Ranges, the Karangahape Cliffs and Tongariro National Park to the south so the extra 9km are worth it.

Once at Whakaipo Bay you can either be picked up there or turn around and run back (missing the headland loop on the way back would mean about a 35km run).


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Features of interest

Views of lake and the mountain.


Make Up of Run

Technical Single Track: 20%

Moderate Single Track: 80%


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  • Access

    BooJum Dell in Kinloch. Trail starts on the left side of street about halfway down it.

    Public street so plenty of parking on street.

    22 km

    21 minutes

    No

    No

  • Staying Safe

    Easy.

    Generally good.

    Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map.

    None

    Track gets very muddy after rain so it will slow you down. Trail shoes highly recommended.

    keep an eye out for mountain bikers

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