4 miles
Distance
867 ft
Climb
-830 ft
Descent
00:56:31
Avg time

Hogs Back Details

  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Castle Hill
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    Oct-Apr
  • Family Friendly
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #3048 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2010

A flowing single track with a mars-scape scenery up the top of Hogs Back. Check whether it's open on the Craigieburn Trails website here.

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 bike trail
  • Altitude change
    36 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,859 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,458 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,987 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,023 ft
  • Grade
    0.191%
  • Grade max
    -41.299%
  • Grade min
    38.464%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,594 ft
  • Avg time
    00:56:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:31:27
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Status:
on Jan 26, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.6 (15 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Primary
  • 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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 trailhead (-43.178590, 171.688310)
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      Hogs Back Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Jan 26, 2019
      Few trees down. To heavy for us to move them.
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 8:27pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      Riding great
      Dec 2, 2018 @ 8:26pm
      Dec 2, 2018
      Riding great
      Oct 3, 2018 @ 5:24pm
      Oct 3, 2018
      reporter Hogs Back Track is open for Summer 18/19. However, please note there is currently a sinkhole deep enough to lose a small child in on the uphill...
      May 13, 2018 @ 8:24pm
      May 13, 2018
      reporter Closed for Winter 2018
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 41 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 358 rides
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      Photos

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      24 |
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      Hogs Back, My City
      59 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 12:49am
      Mar 9, 2018
      Hogs Back, Castle Hill
      87 |
      Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:45am
      Feb 25, 2018
      Hogs Back, Castlerock
      81 |
      Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:44am
      Feb 25, 2018
      Hogs Back, Castlerock

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      Cam Cole - another side episode 2
      4:16 | 13221 | Apr 7, 2013 , Castle Hill
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