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Level: Intermediate
Length: 21 mi (33.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: One-way
Elevation: -
Total: 2 riders

Mountain Biking Roxburgh Gorge Trail

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#50 of 387 mountain bike trails in New Zealand
#5,253 in the world

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:

First added by Jim Cummings on Dec 4, 2014. Last updated Apr 27, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Riding down river (from west to east), you start in Alexendra. Heading out of town towards Roxburgh you cross the bridge over the Clutha River and immediately pick up the trail which is on the banks of the river right under the bridge.
Starting from the bottom end at Roxburgh you pick up the trail at Roxburgh dam which is a few kilometers upriver from the township.
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