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This page contains information on the biking tracks around Whare Flat - Flagstaff Forest - Chain Hills Road.

Head northwest on Gordon Road in Mosgiel to the Silver Stream Bridge. Cross the road and go through the gate. Ride upstream along the grass track beside the Silver Stream for 1km. Cross the bridge at Taieri Aerodrome and rejoin the single track riding beside the stream until you reach the railway bridge and turn left into Stedman Road. Turn right onto Dukes Road and ride towards Silver Stream Valley until you reach Silver Stream Valley Road off Three Mile Hill Road.

Ride along until the road turns to gravel, then ride onto Flagstaff-Whare Flat Road. Splash through fords untill you reach an intersection just past the second ford. Turn right and ride along the road, through a locked gate and into the pine plantation on Longridge Road. Pick the middle chain ring and plod up the long climb sticking to the main graveled road to connect with Flagstaff-Whare Flat Road again.

Stop for a breather at the "Bull Pen". Ride towards Dunedin to join Three Mile Hill Road. Turn right at the intersection (big water tank on right) and travel 200m back towards Mosgiel, and turn left onto Halfway Bush Road. Ride along the gravel road for 2.5km until you see a No Exit sign. From here the road becomes a 4WD track. Ride downhill until you see a large water tank on your left and the Chain Hills Track sign. Climb over the stile and ride along the grass track following the markers until you reach another fence and the start of the road proper. Turn right into Morris Road and ride over the motorway bridge and down the hill. Turn right onto Quarry Road and then back into Mosgiel and along Gordon Road to complete the circuit.

Access to Flagstaff Forest (Longridge Road) is during the weekend only. On weekdays, stay on the Flagstaff-Whare Flat Road to the Bull Pen. If you see Operational Area signs, keep out.

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