2,543 ft
Distance
4 ft
Climb
-358 ft
Descent
00:04:33
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Haggis Basher Trail
  • Mountain Biking Otago
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Haggis Basher Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • 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
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #30844 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in E-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 mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -354 ft
  • Altitude min
    660 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,015 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,015 ft
  • Altitude end
    659 ft
  • Grade
    -13.9%
  • Grade max
    -39.4%
  • Grade min
    4.1%
  • Distance climb
    52 ft
  • Distance down
    2,270 ft
  • Distance flat
    220 ft
  • Avg time
    00:04:33
  • Avg reverse time
    00:09:18
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Status:
on Nov 30, 2019
Ideal
Avg: 3.45 (7 votes)

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  • 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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      Haggis Basher Trail Reports

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      Nov 30, 2019 @ 11:31am
      Nov 30, 2019
      Aug 30, 2019 @ 3:04am
      Aug 30, 2019
      Stump and log removal. Fence repairs
      Jan 19, 2019 @ 6:46pm
      Jan 19, 2019
      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.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 51 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,336 rides
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      Dec 22, 2015 @ 6:27pm
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      194 |
      Dec 8, 2015 @ 3:42am
      Dec 8, 2015

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