We’ve spent many a week toiling away on the Hogs Back and Dracophyllum over the last couple of years and are pretty stoked at the end result. There are some completely new tracks, or parts of, realigned parts and remediation work.

We put the mighty SV08 (little yellow digger) through the Hogs Back – finally getting a link between Broken River and Castle Hill Village. This has proven to be a very popular trail and suits all riding abilities. Definitely a more cruisey flowing ride from BR back to the Village!

The realignment of the last part of the Dracophyllum Flat Track has been well received. You now get more single track and through a completely new area which DoC have worked with the Castle Hill Community Association on for access.

With the new Hogs Back and Drac Flat realignment, the trail network in the Craigieburns is now extensive. Weekends up the Hill now are buzzing with families, weekend warriors through to the hardcore taking in what this fantastic area has to offer.

Check out the Hogs Back and Dracophyllum Flat Track area and environs here:
http://www.topomap.co.nz/NZTopoMap?v=2&ll=-43.174199,171.698284&z=14

For up-to-date details on trail conditions and other happenings in the area, check out the Castle Hill Hogs Back Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/CraigieburnTrails?fref=ts

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