Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Signal Hill Big Easy

Dunedin, Otago

Submitted by Kieran Philip

Last Updated: 21st Sep 2023


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Grunt Factor: 12

Gnarl Factor: 18








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Type of Run


Out and Back

Very hilly

Native bush

Plantation/exotic forest

Run Makeup


Sealed Road

Easy Single Track

Average Uphill Gradient: +9.0%

Average Downhill Gradient: -9.0%


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Starting at the car park, follow the well marked track. It takes you up the hill at an easy gradient which is very pleasant to run. The track winds its way up, sticking to the main track is easy and is well signposted where there is a couple of intersections.
Follow the track all the way up until you reach the top and the statues etc. Then turn around and head back down!

Historic Opoho Fish Ponds
Native bush
Great views over Dunedin

There is a big new carpark at the end of the lane beside Logan Park High School. There is a gate on it that will get locked at 9.30pm in summer, earlier in winter. Check the sign BEFORE you park!

3 km

7 minutes




Make navigation of this route super-easy by using the Capra app on your phone. View on Capra .

Follow main track, follow signposts at intersections.

Perfect throughout.

Short-sleeved thermal top, Windproof jacket, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Cellphone, Map.

Could drink out of the creek, but I wouldn't. Take your own!

Top little part of the track is exposed, so pretty nippy when windy.

Part of the Mountain Biking Otago network of tracks, so be on the lookout for bikers. Places where tracks cross are well signposted.

Everyday Gourmet
466 George Street
Great coffee

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Trail Reviews

Great trail, easy gradient all the way up.

NOTE: the Wild Things route follows the "wet" section of the trail - about 2.5km from the start there is a sharp corner vaguely signposted as "left if dry, right if wet". Take the right turn and follow the track to a clearing, turn left and about 5 metres on there is another sign for Big Easy Access Track, which will take you back to the main route.

James Lambie

April 10, 2022

Great off road run with easy access close to town. Awesome training hill run with gentle gradient zig zagging up the hill. Made by the mountain bike club to access the downhill rides.

Andy Peaks

November 14, 2021

Easily runnable the whole way. Lovely sheltered bush and lots of birdsong. A great training run!

Joe Benbow

January 6, 2021

Great track, well maintained and good training. Easy to get to and plenty of parking.

Tom Sweeney

January 5, 2021

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