30/06/2021 - SECTION OPEN
As of Wednesday 30th June, the Waipapa Section is now OPEN
Accessed from Mangakino Lakefront or the Waipapa Dam this 19.6km section is for those looking for a little adventure. Once into this section there are no alternative routes off the trail so plan for a good 2-3 hour ride. The trail combines high quality custom built trails through native bush with long flowing forestry trails. There are some steep areas giving this section its advanced grading. At the Mangakino end of this section near the Maraetai Dams are historic sites where the construction of the Dams were based. Information panels are situated in the area to tell some of the stories. There is a short 500m on road section from Mangakino Lakefront along Lake Road, please watch out for vehicles. The Waipapa section is more remote than other sections but should not be missed.
Trail Grade Info
Grade 4 (Advanced) - Off road trails are narrow with steep climbs and unavoidable obstacles. Poor traction in places. Walking may be required. On-road trails have moderate vehicular traffic.