1 miles
Distance
15 ft
Climb
-537 ft
Descent
3,023 ft
High Point

Details

  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Castle Hill
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Oct-Apr
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14319 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 100 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2010

This section of the Hogs Back Track is downhill only from the track junction near the Lightning Tree on Long Spur. Riders heading out north from Castle Hill Village should ride UP the Hogs Back "Easy Out" Track. Check whether the Craigieburn Trails are open on the Craigieburn Trails website.

Access Info

Parking by the entrance of the Track at both ends, one in Castle Hill village and the other at Texas Flat on the Cheeseman Ski Field road.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Hogs Back - Thomas Bush Downhill bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -522 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,501 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,023 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,501 ft
  • Grade
    -9.139%
  • Grade max
    -39.91%
  • Grade min
    5.139%
  • Distance climb
    663 ft
  • Distance down
    4,977 ft
  • Distance flat
    71 ft
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Status:
on Jan 26, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.75 (4 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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  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Access Road/Trail
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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
      Directions to hogs-back-thomas-bush-downhill trailhead (-43.199820, 171.689410)
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      Hogs Back -... Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Jan 26, 2019
      Few trees down. To heavy for us to move them.
      Dec 1, 2018 @ 2:36pm
      Dec 1, 2018
      Awesome fun blasting down here! One of the amazing downhils on the hogs back!
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 5:31pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      reporter
      Sep 18, 2018 @ 1:31am
      Sep 18, 2018
      reporter Closed for winter 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 62 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 20 rides
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      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Hogs Back Short Loop
      3 miles
      Skifield to Village
      13 miles
      Hogs Back (from Texas Flat)
      5 miles

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