4 miles
Distance
1,382 ft
Climb
-463 ft
Descent
00:34:12
Avg time

Details

  • Riding Area
    Signal Hill
    Dunedin
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Green (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Machine Groomed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Uphill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All Year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Log Ride, Skinny
  • Global Ranking
    #12757 in Mountain Biking
  • Year Opened
    2010
  • Land Manager

The Big Easy (Grade 2 - Beginner)

The Big Easy is actually a section of the MBO planned Three Peaks Trail. It’s an awesome climbing track, 5.5 km long and an easy grade up all the way. It’s by far the best and easiest way to access Signal Hill and provides a nice descent as well – watch out for other riders, runners and the odd goat.

Access Info

From the OCTAGON, head north along George St all the way to the GARDENS SHOPPING AREA, drive along the Northern flank of the Dunedin Botanic Gardens on OPOHO RD, then up the hill on to SIGNAL HILL RD. Keep to the tar seal until you see the monument. Just below the monument there are a number of tracks that branch, down, across. The Big Easy climbing track also finishes here. There's a notice board on the top of the Roller Coaster which should help you find your way.
There is a HEAP of riding available on the hill (not just downhill stuff either), best thing to is take your bike up and go exploring.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for The Emersons Big Easy bike trail
  • Altitude change
    918 ft
  • Altitude min
    105 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,027 ft
  • Altitude start
    105 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,023 ft
  • Grade
    4.647%
  • Grade max
    -26.482%
  • Grade min
    33.472%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,659 ft
  • Avg time
    00:34:12
  • Avg reverse time
    00:23:40
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Status:
on Nov 28, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.25 (11 votes)

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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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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 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
  • Other Other
Directions to the-emersons-big-easy trailhead (-45.859730, 170.532950)
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The Emersons Big... Trail Reports

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Nov 28, 2018 @ 5:38pm
Nov 28, 2018
All good in the hood
Nov 1, 2018 @ 3:50pm
Nov 1, 2018
Feb 28, 2018 @ 9:15pm
Feb 28, 2018
Jan 11, 2018 @ 5:21pm
Jan 11, 2018
reporter The Emersons Big Easy is closed from the Plateau to the top of the hill. A tree has come down and is hung up over the track. Waiting for an...
Dec 10, 2017 @ 1:09pm
Dec 10, 2017
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2 Reviews & Comments

  • + 2
flag BCpov Plus (Oct 12, 2014 at 22:24)
 Super easy grade climbing trail.
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  • + 1
flag chickenrunz (Feb 26, 2016 at 2:37)
 Easy yet good fun - the terrain changes as you gain altitude. From soil/mud, to mildly rocky, to foresty/shingled, to packed soil. Watch out for bikes coming the other direction at speed esp at the blind corners. Awesome views.
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