Welcome to the Craigieburn Trails

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The Castle Hill Community Association, along with local MTB clothing manufacturer Ground Effect and single-track specialists T5 Contracting, have been active in developing a network of dual-use mountain biking & tramping tracks in the Castle Hill Basin area now known as the Craigieburn Trails.

To date this development has included the construction of the Hogs Back and Sidle 73 tracks, the upgrade/reroute of the Dracophyllum Flat track, and the construction of the Coal Pit Spur track. These four tracks constitute the Craigieburn Trail, 24km of single-track with a couple of short linking sections of ski-field road from Flock Hill to Castle Hill.

These tracks add to the existing trail network within the Craigieburn Forest and Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Parks, and are mostly graded as intermediate mountain-bike standard.

We have more ideas for track development in the Castle Hill Basin and will be continuing to work with DoC on bringing those ideas to life.

logoSylvia & Garth from Trax-NZ-Stuff have put in a huge amount of collaborative effort to produce the beautifully crafted Craigieburn Trails “microfibre map”, which helps ensure riders can find their way on the ground, and also provides much needed fundraising for our trail maintenance and development coffers.  Getting your map direct from us here will maximise the fundraising benefit to the Craigieburn Trails.