1 miles
Distance
150 ft
Climb
-989 ft
Descent
00:12:18
Avg time

Luge Details

  • Riding Area
    Craigieburn Trails
    Castle Hill
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Advanced (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #879 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A very fast rooty track through the native bush.

Access Info

Track starts at the top of Lyndon Saddle, hike/ride up the track, hike up Mistletoe track (the easiest option) or ride the track after riding Edge Track

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Luge bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -840 ft
  • Altitude min
    2,874 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,716 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,716 ft
  • Altitude end
    2,876 ft
  • Grade
    -11.472%
  • Grade max
    -46.364%
  • Grade min
    27.981%
  • Distance climb
    888 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    282 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:18
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:36
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Status:
on Feb 5, 2019
Variable
Avg: 4.85 (24 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
Trail Ridden Direction
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  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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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
  • 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 luge trailhead (-43.137739, 171.724881)
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      Luge Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Feb 5, 2019 @ 12:56pm
      Feb 5, 2019
      Slippy roots. Give it 24 hours and it will be back to it’s normal adrenaline infused glory.
      Jan 26, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Jan 26, 2019
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 9:38pm
      Jan 8, 2019
      reporter
      Dec 31, 2018 @ 9:42pm
      Dec 31, 2018
      Dec 14, 2018 @ 2:17pm
      Dec 14, 2018
      Few very wet bogs. Mostly ok
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 10 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 156 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 557 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      52 |
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 6:17pm
      Feb 23, 2019
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      Feb 23, 2019 @ 6:17pm
      Feb 23, 2019
      52 |
      Feb 23, 2019 @ 6:17pm
      Feb 23, 2019
      125 |
      Feb 25, 2018 @ 12:12am
      Feb 25, 2018

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      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      flag kaleona (Oct 31, 2017 at 4:00)
       Best track in the whole area probably! Amazing fun and runs well whatever the weather.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag tmullzz (Oct 27, 2018 at 22:43)
       Great fun through the bush over roots and rocks. Super flowly and a beautiful setting. Definitely worth riding if you're in the area.
      [Reply]

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