4,655 ft
Distance
121 ft
Climb
-190 ft
Descent
00:08:24
Avg time

Spooky Forest Details

  • Riding Area
  • AKA
    Spooky
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Season
    All
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #34405 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    45 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2000

Forrester Park tracks provides a beginner grade circuit for all skill bases.

Spooky Forest (Grade 2 – Beginner)

From the top football field, you head down a switch back track (mostly suitable for kids, but has some steep berms) in the pines, a couple of small jumps at the bottom, then a gradual climb to the top car park above the BMX track. You can descend to the bottom car park on a fast gravel track, with some drops and then back up a steep link with Spooky again.

Those whom want to can have a play on the BMX course as well.

Access Info

From the OCTAGON (6km, 10min). Head north along George St all the way to the Gardens Shopping Area. Drive down North Rd to just before the Normandy Tavern (where the road starts climbing) then veer left onto Norwood St. Carry on up this narrow road until you get to Bethunes/Gully Forrester Park (BMX Track). If you turn left, this leads you to Bethunes Gully. If you follow the road right (past the BMX track), you get to Forrester Park.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Spooky Forest bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -69 ft
  • Altitude min
    304 ft
  • Altitude max
    413 ft
  • Altitude start
    413 ft
  • Altitude end
    344 ft
  • Grade
    -1.484%
  • Grade max
    -21.029%
  • Grade min
    24.448%
  • Distance climb
    961 ft
  • Distance down
    1,488 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,151 ft
  • Avg time
    00:08:24
  • Avg reverse time
    00:06:21
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Status:
on Jun 30, 2018
Dry
Avg: 3.2 (5 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
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  • State land
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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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      Spooky Forest Trail Reports

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      Jun 30, 2018 @ 2:00pm
      Jun 30, 2018
      Feb 10, 2018 @ 1:54pm
      Feb 10, 2018
      Dec 28, 2017 @ 5:50pm
      Dec 28, 2017
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      Dec 28, 2017
      Jul 23, 2017 @ 11:29pm
      Jul 23, 2017
      reporter Survived the storm relatively well. Berms held up. Water running down the hill seems to have hooked into the berms and carried a lot of...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 3 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 20 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
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      • 303 rides
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      Routes with this trail

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      2016 Proposed MTBNZ Cup XC Course race
      5 miles
      MTBNZ Rnd 4 Dunedin XC Course - Elite
      4 miles

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