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K2K Trail

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


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5.1

Miles

8.2

KM

95%

Runnable

1,590' 485 m

High

1,180' 360 m

Low

501' 153 m

Up

507' 155 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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The K2K Trail can be started 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 run 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 run with a meal at the local cafe or continue northward
on the next section of trail (W2K Trail) to Whakaipo Bay.

Shared By:

Kerry Suter with improvements by Nikita Golubev

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