Q: Today I rode and pushed up the 4x4 track .. Got to the top ' totally stuffed , turned left at the fence line . Had an awesome ride down ' very sticky with the melting frost and mud .. I came to another 4x4 track . So I went left again .. Very steep .. If I Carried on where will this take me ? Cheers -Peddles
A: The Flat Top Hill Circuit is a great ride with stunning views and it's quintessentially Central Otago with exposed schist rock all around. I didn't go up a four wheel track. I followed the interpretive loop along the shoreline passing the old mine workings to the sign to Flat Top Hill and followed the orange then blue markers to the top, mainly on singletrack which at times is quite steep. If you carried on north along the top you'd eventually reach the end of the flat top and have to go down. Go left (west) down and back to Butchers Dam. I you go right you'll end up way down at Lake Roxburgh.
Q: I went up the 4x4 track " not riding very much ' too steep and I'm a bit old . When I got to the top to the fence line I turned left .. Nice down hill ' then I meet up with another 4x4 track that I took . If I kept going were will this take me ? Hoping to get back to butchers dam ?? -Guest
A: The trail is not clearly marked and there are a number of four wheel drive tracks. Finding your way is part of the adventure but if you subscribe to Singletracks you'll be able to print out the map with my GPS trace clearly showing the way. You'll also be able to download the full Singletracks app and follow my GPS trace on your smart phone. Alternatively, if you contribute trails, photos, reviews etc to Singletracks you'll be able to get the map etc for free!!