2 miles
Distance
34 ft
Climb
-1,419 ft
Descent
00:24:24
Avg time

Cockayne Alley Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Craigieburn Forest Park
  • AKA
    Cheeseman Downhill, Cheesy DH, Chesus of Nazareth
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Oct - Apr
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #14739 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking
  • Land Manager
    Department of Conservation

A DH track which starts well above treeline just beyond the locked gate on Cheeseman Rd. Check out the views before traversing through tussock lands, then things get a bit steeper once you enter the forest. Please be aware that the trail surface above treeline is fragile when wet or frosted and you should consider riding something less prone to damage.

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

Access Info

Ride up Cheeseman Rd. You can exit on to the road from a couple of different spots near the bottom or link in to Drac Flat Trail and pop out at Texas Flat parking area.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cockayne Alley mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,386 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,931 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,317 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,317 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,930 ft
  • Grade
    -12.8%
  • Grade max
    -71.3%
  • Grade min
    10.7%
  • Distance climb
    942 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    157 ft
  • Avg time
    00:24:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:29:31
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Status:
on Jan 17, 2021
Avg: 4.65 (19 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Cockayne Alley Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 11:32pm
      Jan 17, 2021
      reporter
      Oct 22, 2020 @ 12:31am
      Oct 22, 2020
      reporter Open for Summer 20/21
      Oct 4, 2020 @ 1:55pm
      Oct 4, 2020
      3 expired trees on track. First encounter is close line. Second two can be made into ski jumps.
      May 18, 2020 @ 12:40pm
      May 18, 2020
      reporter Closed for Winter 2020
      May 6, 2020 @ 7:56pm
      May 6, 2020
      reporter Closed at Covid-19 Level 3
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 101 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
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      • 387 rides
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      Apr 29, 2019 @ 1:57am
      Apr 29, 2019

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      longliveenduro MTB - Augsburg (Jan 30, 2020 at 14:06)
       Super nice rework end of 2019! Grade is more a single black. Super fun!
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