1 miles
Distance
14 ft
Climb
-941 ft
Descent
00:08:53
Avg time

Cuckoo Creek Track Details

  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Castle Hill
  • AKA
    Smegma, Halloumi, Harriet and Boyd's, Pirates
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Primitive
  • Bike Type
    DH
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Season
    Oct - Apr
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Jump, Log Ride
  • Global Ranking
    #16305 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2015

Enjoyable downhill track accessed off the Cheeseman Skifield Road above Forest Lodge.

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

Access Info

Ride up the Cheeseman Skifield Road past the first set of switchbacks and along the first rising traverse on the road above the bush line before looking for the start of the line down to the right at the next lefthand switchback.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Cuckoo Creek Track bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -928 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,805 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,733 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,733 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,805 ft
  • Grade
    -17.238%
  • Grade max
    -60.07%
  • Grade min
    10.434%
  • Distance climb
    234 ft
  • Distance down
    4,960 ft
  • Distance flat
    188 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:53
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Status:
on Jan 1, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.35 (9 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • One Direction
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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Cuckoo Creek Track Trail Reports

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      Jan 1, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Jan 1, 2019
      reporter Still drying out after our wet spring. Don't hammer it.
      Nov 26, 2018 @ 6:56pm
      Nov 26, 2018
      Very muddy after prevalent rain. Riding at the moment will cause damage. You must turn left at the bottom and head to Jacks Pass. The section...
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      reporter
      May 13, 2018 @ 8:24pm
      May 13, 2018
      reporter Closed for Winter 2018
      Apr 6, 2018 @ 3:50pm
      Apr 6, 2018
      Small pockets of mud.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 25 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 109 rides
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      Photos

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      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:12pm
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      Cuckoo Creek Track, Christchurch
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      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:11pm
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      Cuckoo Creek Track, Christchurch
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      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:11pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      Cuckoo Creek Track, Christchurch
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      Dec 24, 2018 @ 3:10pm
      Dec 24, 2018
      Cuckoo Creek Track, Christchurch

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      youtuber Smegma MTB | Mt Cheeseman - New Zealand
      4:52 | 285 | Dec 13, 2017 , Castle Hill
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