4,655 ft
121 ft
-190 ft
Avg time

Spooky Forest Details

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  • AKA
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  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
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  • Physical rating
  • Season
  • TTFs on trail
    Berm, Drop, Jump
  • Ride in rain
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  • Year Opened

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.

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More Stats for Spooky Forest mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -69 ft
  • Altitude min
    304 ft
  • Altitude max
    413 ft
  • Altitude start
    413 ft
  • Altitude end
    344 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    961 ft
  • Distance down
    1,488 ft
  • Distance flat
    2,151 ft
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on Jul 23, 2017
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3 (1 votes)

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Spooky Forest Trail Reports

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...
May 23, 2017 @ 7:26pm
May 23, 2017
reporter Some one has been building some small jumps on the trail in some very weird spots. If you are not expecting them, it will throw you. And the...
Dec 5, 2016 @ 5:19pm
Dec 5, 2016
Sep 15, 2016 @ 1:42am
Sep 15, 2016
Large trees down across trail, blocking trail - after the last of the hairpins, over the 1st jump.
Jul 13, 2016 @ 2:38pm
Jul 13, 2016
reporter The forest is running fantastically. Super dry under the trees at the moment.
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MTBNZ Rnd 4 Dunedin XC Course - Elite
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