The northern loops in Craters offer some great riding.
These tracks are all accessed from the old car park, through the twin tunnels under Karapiti Rd, the Hammer trail, and then up Tank Stand.
Tank Down (grade 4) descends directly to the Connection and is suitable for experienced riders.
The second option is to turn left off Tank Down about 100 meters along and wind up the hill on Grinder or Kinder Grinder. Experienced riders will want to ride the Deb’s track loop. Continue on Mr and Mrs which winds its way to the Connection. Watch out for the magnificent waterfall.
From the Connection the Outback loop winds for 11 km through 6 different forestry compartments. Follow the signs over the bridge from the Connection.
At the first road crossing there is the option to do the new ZeeZeetop/Megalicious loop. It comes highly recommended with a great view over the park from Old Farts Lookout with a long downhill to follow.
Check out the map which shows the relationships between the main tracks and you can mix and match the loops depending on how much you want to do.
To return the best option is up Incline and down Coaster. If you are tired Walters is a more direct route back to coffee.