4 miles
Distance
760 ft
Climb
-717 ft
Descent
00:54:31
Avg time

Hogs Back Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Craigieburn Forest Park
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T2 Mountain Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    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
  • Alpine Trail
    Yes
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Jump, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #3048 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2010
  • Land Manager
    Department of Conservation

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Hogs Back mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    41 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,873 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,456 ft
  • Altitude start
    2,982 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,025 ft
  • Grade
    0.2%
  • Grade max
    -63.6%
  • Grade min
    37%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,444 ft
  • Avg time
    00:54:31
  • Avg reverse time
    00:58:46
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Status:
on Jan 17, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (17 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • < 50%
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  • 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

  • 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
      Directions to hogs-back trailhead (-43.178580, 171.688230)
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      Hogs Back Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 13, 2021 @ 1:09pm
      Feb 13, 2021
      Not approved
      Jan 17, 2021 @ 11:33pm
      Jan 17, 2021
      reporter
      Recent trail maintenance has been completed but track use is very weather dependant. The new surface has packed down well at the moment, but will...
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 6:17pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      Closed for maintenance between Picnic Rock and Texas Flat.
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 6:16pm
      Jan 1, 2021
      Jan 1, 2021 @ 6:16pm
      Jan 1, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 6 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 69 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      All
      • 425 rides
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      Photos

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      26 |
      May 10, 2019 @ 3:59am
      May 10, 2019
      62 |
      Jul 7, 2018 @ 12:05pm
      Jul 7, 2018
      81 |
      Mar 9, 2018 @ 12:49am
      Mar 9, 2018
      113 |
      Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:45am
      Feb 25, 2018

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      Trrotorua (2 days ago)
       Significant trail realignment/“improvements”this summer between Texas Flat and Waterfall Creek. From Texas Flat up to Picnic Rock is now more gentle, bermed switchbacks. No pedal banging and a much easy climb. Coming off Hogsback towards Waterfall Creek now avoids the a wet section and flows through beech forest on wide bermed track. For most riders this will make the ride (in both directions) a lot more fun.
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      Cam Cole - another side episode 2
      4:16 | 13361 | Apr 7, 2013 , Craigieburn Forest Park
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