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Level: Beginner
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Out & Back
Elevation: +1,188/ -1,150 ft
Total: 1 riders

Mountain Biking Roxburgh Gorge South

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#166 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#8,704 in the world

The Roxburgh Gorge Trail is actually two trails with a gap in the middle which must be done by boat. Many people just do both ends as out-and-back trails. This is the south end out-and-back trail which starts and ends near the Roxburgh dam. You go up the gorge for nearly 12 km to the jetty, then return.

The trail is excellent - wide, well formed, smooth and never very steep. But there are a lot of switch-backs and quite a bit of gentle climbing and descending as the trail winds its way along the side of the gorge. The scenery is awesome. The gorge is steep, arid and stark and the blue waters of Lake Roxburgh are always below.

First added by Jim Cummings on May 5, 2015. Last updated Apr 24, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: yes
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: yes
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Head north out of Roxburgh and watch for signs to the Roxburgh Gorge Trail. The turnoff is on your right in about 7km just after the Roxburgh Dam Village turnoff.

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