2,005 ft
5 ft
-281 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Haggis Basher Trail
  • Mountain Biking Otago

Haggis Basher Details

  • Riding area
    Signal Hill
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • TTFs on trail
    Drop, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
  • Year Opened

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
  • Altitude change
    -275 ft
  • Altitude min
    738 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,014 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,014 ft
  • Altitude end
    739 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    52 ft
  • Distance down
    1,766 ft
  • Distance flat
    116 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Jan 10, 2017
Avg: 4 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Haggis Basher Trail Reports

Jan 10, 2017 @ 5:52pm
Jan 10, 2017
Jan 9, 2017 @ 12:02pm
Jan 9, 2017
Jan 7, 2017 @ 8:58pm
Jan 7, 2017
reporter Trail is open, please report any issues to MBO.
Jan 7, 2017 @ 8:55pm
Jan 7, 2017
reporter Trail is open, please report any issues to MBO.
Dec 31, 2016 @ 12:22pm
Dec 31, 2016
reporter Closed due to current fire risk. Signal Hill will reopen once we have the all clear from the rural fire service and it is safe to do so.
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Dec 8, 2015
Haggis Basher, Dunedin

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