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 LogoLocal clothing and outdoor equipment manufacturer Cactus Outdoor have kindly supported our Spring 2014 workparty by donating spot prizes for a couple of lucky volunteers. Cactus produce exceptionally hard-wearing gear locally in NZ, and more than a few of the Craigieburn Trails team are already fans of their clothing; between us, our Cactus trousers have quite a few hours over the last few years contributed to track building on the network.