2 miles
Distance
155 ft
Climb
-907 ft
Descent
00:28:33
Avg time

Edge Track Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Craigieburn Forest Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump, Rock Garden, Other
  • Global Ranking
    #12252 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 90 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    Department of Conservation
  • OSM Way

A bike/hike-a-bike traverse track across scree and through native bush. Amazing scenery but not a track that you'd plan to ride fast. A massive drop off to one side and many corners with rocks that you have to carry your bike over, not a good track for someone with a fear of heights. Watch for slips after rain.

Access Info

Ride up the Craigieburn Ski Field access road (1-2hr climb) or find someone with a key to the gate for the ski field and get shuttled up. Park at the gate to the ski field road or at the DoC campsite off the Broken River Ski Field road and use the Sidle 73 Track to get over to the Craigieburn Rd

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Edge Track mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -753 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,410 ft
  • Altitude max
    4,224 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,179 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,425 ft
  • Grade
    -6.5%
  • Grade max
    -71.5%
  • Grade min
    23.7%
  • Distance climb
    2,569 ft
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    817 ft
  • Avg time
    00:28:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:45:48
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Status:
on May 18, 2020
Freeze/thaw Cycle
Avg: 4.35 (22 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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  • > 80%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
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  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • 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
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      Directions to edge-track trailhead (-43.115450, 171.705639)
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      Edge Track Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      May 18, 2020 @ 2:32pm
      May 18, 2020
      reporter Avoid the mud please
      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
      Mar 24, 2020 @ 3:37pm
      Mar 24, 2020
      reporter Closed due to govt response to Covid-19
      Dec 30, 2019 @ 10:06pm
      Dec 30, 2019
      Rides quite well.
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 20 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 56 rides
      • 18 miles avg distance
      All
      • 342 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 2, 2020 @ 1:51am
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      May 7, 2020 @ 7:41pm
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      13 |
      May 7, 2020 @ 7:41pm
      May 7, 2020
      14 |
      May 7, 2020 @ 7:32pm
      May 7, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Craigieburn Forest Park
      10 miles
      Skifield to Village
      13 miles
      DH in Winter
      9 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 1
      flag MisterDirtPaws (Mar 17, 2020 at 16:23)
       We did this as part of an epic loop. Rode from Castle Hill on the road then up to the ski hill. Did Edge-Luge-Dracophyllum- Hogs Back- etc. Really great ride and one of the highlights of our month long NZ MTB holiday. Thanks to the local volunteers, club and NZ DOC for making this possible. Definitely room for more trails in the area.
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      youtuber Edge, Craigieburn #ThursdayTrails E68
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      12:34 | 193 | Dec 21, 2018 , Craigieburn Forest Park
      youtuber The Edge Trail, New Zealand 2017
      384 | Nov 2, 2017 , Craigieburn Forest Park
      Edge Track - Craigieburn Forest Park - NZ by Hugo
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