2,003 ft
Distance
5 ft
Climb
-281 ft
Descent
00:01:43
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Haggis Basher Trail
  • Mountain Biking Otago

Haggis Basher Details

  • Riding Area
    Signal Hill
    Dunedin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #30844 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    1998

Haggis Basher (Grade 4 Intermediate)

This is a technical XC track, so named after someone managed to “bash their haggis” while misjudging a rock drop on the track (and an event called the Haggis Basher). This track was used in anger for the 2000 Masters Games, where many of the more roadie focussed riders walked their bikes down the course, to jeers and hoots from spectators. Built in 1998 by Mark, Chris, Trev and others. Named by Chris Arbuckle.

Access Info

From the OCTAGON, head north along George St all the way to the GARDENS SHOPPING AREA, drive along the Northern flank of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens on OPOHO RD, then up the hill on to SIGNAL HILL RD. Keep to the tar seal until you see the monument. Just below the monument there are a number of tracks that branch, down, across. The Big Easy climbing track also finishes here. There's a notice board on the top of the Roller Coaster which should help you find your way. The track is the obvious left hand line by the flax bushes.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Haggis Basher bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -275 ft
  • Altitude min
    738 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,014 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,014 ft
  • Altitude end
    739 ft
  • Grade
    -13.741%
  • Grade max
    -31.145%
  • Grade min
    2.15%
  • Distance climb
    52 ft
  • Distance down
    1,768 ft
  • Distance flat
    116 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:43
  • Avg reverse time
    00:03:43
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on Jan 19, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.6 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Haggis Basher Trail Reports

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      Jan 19, 2019 @ 6:46pm
      2 days
      reporter Needs a scrub cut on the lower part of this. Would recommend skipping the log drop currently.
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 11:28am
      Dec 1, 2018
      Sep 13, 2018 @ 2:28am
      Sep 13, 2018
      reporter Tree has been cleared and the track has been scrub cut.
      Jul 11, 2018 @ 12:37am
      Jul 11, 2018
      Large tree down on the bottom section, which is totally impassable
      Jan 10, 2017 @ 5:52pm
      Jan 10, 2017
      reporter
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 114 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
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      Haggis Basher, Dunedin
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      Dec 8, 2015
      Haggis Basher, Dunedin

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