2 miles
Distance
154 ft
Climb
-1,490 ft
Descent
00:18:01
Avg time

Cockayne Alley Details

  • Riding area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Castle Hill
  • AKA
    Cheeseman Downhill
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Oct - Apr
  • Global Ranking

A DH track starting through the tussock then into the native bush where it gets very steep (you'll want to be on the brakes as soon as you enter the forest) going down all the way down back to the Mt Cheeseman ski field access road.

Please note: DOC have stated no more tracks are to be developed below the Cheeseman Skifield Road.

Access Info

Park by the Cheeseman Ski field gate and ride up.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cockayne Alley mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,336 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,946 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,296 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,282 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,946 ft
  • Grade
    -13.536%
  • Grade max
    -49.819%
  • Grade min
    23.751%
  • Distance climb
    2,013 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    457 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:01
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Status:
on May 13, 2018
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.35 (11 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Cockayne Alley Trail Reports

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May 13, 2018 @ 8:24pm
May 13, 2018
reporter Closed for Winter 2018
Jan 15, 2018 @ 6:33pm
Jan 15, 2018
Dec 7, 2016 @ 2:29pm
Dec 7, 2016
May 25, 2016 @ 4:17am
May 25, 2016
reporter
Feb 8, 2016 @ 6:01pm
Feb 8, 2016
reporter Alternative route created by T5 Contracting on behalf of CHCA at top of initial steep descent. After you turn right to enter the bush, take a...
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Cockayne Alley, Castlerock
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Feb 24, 2018 @ 11:54pm
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Cockayne Alley, Castlerock
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Feb 24, 2018 @ 11:53pm
Feb 24, 2018
Cockayne Alley, Castlerock

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