Roxburgh Gorge North

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↑ 700 m
↓ 600 m
elevation (m)

Out & Back
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About this trail
The Roxburgh Gorge Trail doesn't go right through the gorge. There is a 10 km gap in the middle where you have to take a boat. That's part of the adventure but many people do two out-and-back rides. This, the Roxburgh Gorge North trail, is the ride from Alexandra at the north end of the gorge. It goes 10 km down the gorge beside the river as it morphs into Lake Roxburgh.

The trail is wide, smooth and rated easy except for a very small section with a few tight switchbacks and a little exposure. The gradient is always gentle but the trail undulates enough to make it a mellow workout.

The gorge is rugged, rocky, arid and stark; the river-lake is blue and majestic. Along the way there a few signs of gold mining activities from last century. It's an awesome part of the planet.
added by Jim CummingsWorld Champ
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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World Champ

May 6, 2015
Review: The Roxburgh Gorge trails are an absolute must-do for casual riders who like their trails mellow, scenic, historic and interesting. There are good operators who will provide bikes, shuttles, advice, accommodation and reassurance for this trail, the Otago Central Rail Trail which precedes it and the Clutha Gold Trail which follows on from it. These three combine to form the best multi-day, easy, scenic biking holiday in the South Island of New Zealand.

Roxburgh Gorge North MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 1 user reviews.
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