3.8 miles
1,452 ft
-535 ft
Avg time

The Big Easy Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
  • Climb Difficulty
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on trail
    Bridge, Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened
  • Land Manager

The Big Easy (Grade 2 - Beginner)

The Big Easy is actually a section of the MBO planned Three Peaks Trail. It’s an awesome climbing track, 5.5 km long and an easy grade up all the way. It’s by far the best and easiest way to access Signal Hill and provides a nice descent as well – watch out for other riders, runners and the odd goat.

Access Info

From the OCTAGON, head north along George St all the way to the GARDENS SHOPPING AREA, drive along the Northern flank of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens on OPOHO RD, then up the hill on to SIGNAL HILL RD. Keep to the tar seal until you see the monument. Just below the monument there are a number of tracks that branch, down, across. The Big Easy climbing track also finishes here. There's a notice board on the top of the Roller Coaster which should help you find your way.
There is a HEAP of riding available on the hill (not just downhill stuff either), best thing to is take your bike up and go exploring.

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More Stats for The Big Easy mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    917 ft
  • Altitude min
    105 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,027 ft
  • Altitude start
    105 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,022 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    2.0 miles
  • Distance down
    4,735 ft
  • Distance flat
    4,457 ft
  • Avg time
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on Aug 13, 2016
Avg: 3.85 (6 votes)

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The Big Easy Trail Reports

Aug 13, 2016 @ 11:13pm
Aug 13, 2016
dry and graveled the whole way now, yeew!
Jul 17, 2016 @ 3:09am
Jul 17, 2016
Closed below 4x4 track for graveling until end of July probably. Running nice and smooth above
Mar 21, 2016 @ 12:39pm
Mar 21, 2016
Mostly dry with a few muddy patches in the bottom third.
Mar 11, 2016 @ 10:42am
Mar 11, 2016
Jan 24, 2016 @ 9:42am
Jan 24, 2016
Lower half is a bog till the plateau then it dries up
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag dutchct Plus (Oct 12, 2014 at 22:24)
 Super easy grade climbing trail.
  • + 1
flag chickenrunz (Feb 26, 2016 at 2:37)
 Easy yet good fun - the terrain changes as you gain altitude. From soil/mud, to mildly rocky, to foresty/shingled, to packed soil. Watch out for bikes coming the other direction at speed esp at the blind corners. Awesome views.

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