Last Updated: 27th Dec 2023


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Bullock Track

Roxburgh, Otago

Submitted by Sarah Davidson

Last Updated: 27th Dec 2023


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Grunt Factor: 19 ?

Gnarl Factor: 37 ?








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Type of Run

Front country - easily accessible

Out and Back

Very hilly

Open farmlands

Open tussock/grasslands

Run Makeup


Farm Road / 4WD Track

Untracked / Route only

Average Uphill Gradient: +18.9%

Average Downhill Gradient: -18.9%


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Follow the old 4WD track. Some parts are unmarked. At the top is a Picnic Table. Orange marker arrows are near the top that point where to go.

Stunning views of the Teviot valley and great schist features at the top. If you wish for a longer run you can connect to Mt Hope Road at the top which will take you down to Lake Roxburgh Village and you can join onto the Coal Creek Cycle Way along the State Highway and back to the start of the Bullock Track. The road is all gravel.

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Parking available at start by the sign or first gate at the end of the gravel road.

3 km

2 minutes




Don't go off the course of the 4WD Track.

Generally good.

Long-sleeved thermal top, Seam-sealed waterproof jacket, Gloves, Beanie/thermal headwear, Whistle, First aid kit, Extra food for emergencies, Survival blanket, Cellphone, Map

No water is available. Ensure you take ample water, particularly in summer as this face is dry and hot.

The top is exposed and the track can get slippery after rain or snow.

Beware of stock and leave gates as you found them.

Jimmy's Pies
Scotland Street, Roxburgh
Indulge on a fresh Jimmy's Pie and custard square after the run. They are only open during the weekdays.

Nics Kitchen
Scotland Street, Roxburgh
Delicious menu, good coffee and amazing pizza!

103 the Store
Scotland Street, Roxburgh
Great coffee and delicious home baking.

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Brad Geen

Brad Geen

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Trail Reviews

Exactly what it says on the description. Steep 4wd track. Pretty cool views of the area, I assume even better from the top but I was in the clouds. Also some cool rocks along the way

Brad Geen

December 24, 2023

Hard core climb! Hard core descent!

Holly Barclay

June 7, 2021

If you’re looking for a meaty climb on mostly grassy 4wd tracks, this is your trail. If you also like sliding and falling on you’re a55 a lot then go early in the morning to guarantee heavy dew. Very cold at the top and clouds came in fast so bring warm layers just in case. Also had crazy jelly jegs from running down but views were bonkers beautiful.

Emma Brandl

May 1, 2021

Just plain tough.... averaging 20% incline up for 4km... not only that but then you have to come down again... first time for a long time I have had jelly legs after a run. But the views... wow... wonderful top of the world views!

Mike Tennent

March 28, 2019

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