Welcome to the Craigieburn Trails


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.

T5 LogoT5 Contracting have been great supporters, taking our ideas from concept through to the final product and everything in between – including boardwalks, bridges and retaining walls. Particularly in the first few years of the Trails, T5 has been involved in our maintenance programme, re-routing trail around sensitive and prone areas, and creating whole new trail with the completion of the Coal Pit Spur Track – giving a complete link between Castle Hill Village and Flock Hill. The team at T5 are keen mountain bikers themselves, they know how a trail should ride with the least impact on the surrounding environment possible… the end result is terrain inspired and flowing trail to ensure all riders, at all levels, have a great day out in the Craigieburn area. Thanks T5, looking forward to more trail development in the future.