Flat Top Hill | Cycling and Mountain Bike Trails | Alexandra / Clyde

One of the newest areas for mountain biking in Central Otago. Trails have been built by volunteers from the local Mountain Bike Club with permission from the Deparment of Conservation.

Purple Haze | 4.5km, Grade 3 or Blue (Intermediate)

This is a dual direction trail and is the best route for climbing to the top of the hill. Starting from the Butchers Dam carpark, cross the dam and head south. A poled track starts climbing behind the trees at Lye Bow. Cross the haul road and follow the blue/orange markers up the hill, a few technical corners and steeper sections.

Thymeless Trail | 4.5km, Grade 3 or Blue (Intermediate)

Follow the ridgeline to the Northern end of the Conservation area. The trail follows section of single and double track and is marked by blue markers. Look out for the bike friendly options that bypass some of the steeper sections of the old walking track.

Black and Blue Trail | Grade 3 or Blue (Intermediate)

A short descent marked from the Thymeless Trail - an intermediate 'Blue' descent, with optional 'Black' lines for this looking to challenge themselves with step-downs and rock gaps. (Scouting is recommended). This is a dual direction trail. Continue from the bottom of the trail back to the dam.

Rock of Doom Trail | 1.5km, Grade 6 or 'Double Black' (Advanced)

Turn off the Thymeless Trail and descend to the Clutha River below. This trail has been graded 'Double Black' and is not for the faint-hearted. The trail is extremely steep with big rock features, drops and exposed riding. Definitely not for everyone.

From the bottom of the Rock of Doom trail return to Alexandra via the Roxburgh Gorge Trail.

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