2 miles
Distance
156 ft
Climb
-1,534 ft
Descent
00:18:46
Avg time

Cockayne Alley Details

  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Castle Hill
  • AKA
    Cheeseman Downhill, Cheesy DH, Chesus of Nazareth
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14739 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -1,378 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,912 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,296 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,290 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,912 ft
  • Grade
    -13.101%
  • Grade max
    -61.292%
  • Grade min
    31.909%
  • Distance climb
    2,104 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    212 ft
  • Avg time
    00:18:46
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Status:
on Apr 20, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (12 votes)

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  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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      Cockayne Alley Trail Reports

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      Apr 20, 2019 @ 10:12pm
      Apr 20, 2019
      Tree down over track about the bottom if the steep section.
      Apr 13, 2019 @ 4:12pm
      Apr 13, 2019
      reporter
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 11:44am
      Dec 2, 2018
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 6:49pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      Mint above the trees but pretty muddy and rutted in places down in the jungle due to people not staying away during a very wet period. Please stay...
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      reporter
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      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 78 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
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