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A flowing trail with a moderate amount of climbing.


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Map Key

5.3

Miles

8.6

KM

Singletrack

3,446' 1,050 m

High

2,403' 732 m

Low

768' 234 m

Up

1,263' 385 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Best ridden north to south, the trail starts on the Mt Cheeseman Skifield road and soon begin a 150-metre climb up the side of the Hogs Back hill. There are some steepish sections before the trail levels out on a ridge followed by a short rocky descent with a couple of switchbacks before sidling around to cross Waterfall Creek.

After the creek, there is a fun descent down a spur with loose stones on some of the corners through a patch of beech forest to Long Creek. The trail now sidles across open country to the last 40-metre climb where you are rewarded with a fast descent all the way into Castle Hill Village.

Contacts

Shared By:

Alan Eskrick

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  5.0 from 2 votes

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  5.0 from 2 votes
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Trail Rankings

#8

in New Zealand

#2,595

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Photos

Heading off for some cool downhill riding
Nov 24, 2020 near Methven, NZ
Hogs Back trail can be seen angling up the hill in the distance
Nov 24, 2020 near Oxford, NZ
With most of the climbing behind, the fun begins
Nov 24, 2020 near Methven, NZ
The Craigieburn Range provides a backdrop to the high point of the trail
Nov 24, 2020 near Methven, NZ
Stopped for a drink at Waterfall Creek
Nov 24, 2020 near Methven, NZ

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