Roxburgh Gorge Trail

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↑ 700 m
↓ 600 m
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Trail Description
About this trail
The trail hugs the edge of Lake Roxburgh from Alexandra to the Roxburgh dam. This hydro lake winds its way through a fairly steep sided gorge surrounded by the stark, arid and rocky landscape of Central Otago. There is some historic interest along the way as the area was mined for gold in the 1860's and there are some remnants.

Currently there is a gap in the trail part way through so a 12km boat ride adds to the adventure.

The trail was recently constructed specifically for mountain biking. It is firmly in the "family-scenic" category of rides and is wide and easy with a firm smooth surface. It was constructed and is maintained by a non-profit trust which charges a $25 fee per rider or $50 per family.

At the Alexandra end the trail connects to the Central Otago Rail Trail and at the Roxburgh end it connects to the Clutha Gold Trail. These three trails offer a continuous 240km (150 miles) of wonderfully scenic easy riding through unique landscapes.

You'll find more information at: There you'll see that the Roxburgh Gorge Trail is one in a series of rides all over New Zealand oddly called "The New Zealand Cycle Trail". You can check them out at:
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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System Trails (3)
System Trails (3)
Roxburgh Gorge South
Roxburgh Gorge North
Sphinx Rock Track
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (5 total check-ins)
  Jim Cummings   on Nov 8, 2015
  Jim Cummings   on May 15, 2015
  Jim Cummings   on May 10, 2015
  Jim Cummings   on May 6, 2015
  Jim Cummings   on May 5, 2015
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Reviews (2)

World Champ

May 6, 2015
Review: I've ridden the trail from both ends but I haven't done the boat ride in the middle. It includes some interesting sightseeing and visits to historic sites.

World Champ

December 4, 2014
Review: This is a really neat day ride for the whole family with a jet boat ride part way through.

Similar Trail: Clutha Gold Trail

Roxburgh Gorge Trail MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 2 user reviews.
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