5.3 miles
Distance
799 ft
Climb
-1,259 ft
Descent
1,205 ft
High Point

This is a figure 8 loop of 2 BAMBA built tracks in Belmont Regional park.

To start the loop either get dropped at the end of Normandale Road/start of Old Coach Road or park at the bottom of Stratton street and ride up Stratton St, Cottle Park Dr, Normaldale road to the start of Old Coach road.

Once on Old coach road ride until you come to a gate with a open log barrier on your right. Immediately after the gate on the left is the start of Borderline.

Continue past Borderline for about 1km until you see the start of Bull-A-Varde on your right. Follow the switchbacks up Bull-A-Varde until a trail drops to the left. This is the start of Bull Run.

At the bottom of Bull Run follow the unsealed Hill Road up past the farm house. Approximately 500m past the farm house is a gate on your left hand side and large trees on your right. This is the Old Coach Road connector track. Be sure to close any gates you open

Continue along until you connect with Old Coach Road again and keep riding until to reach the start of Borderline.

Borderline will take you to the bottom of Stratton St to the car park.

Detailed Description
Bull Run-Bordeline Fig 8 loop is a 5 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Lower Hutt. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 799 ft with a max elevation of 1,205 ft then descends -1,259 ft.
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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    5
More Stats for Bull Run-Bordeline Fig 8 loop mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    34 min 21 sec
  • Altitude min
    542 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,002 ft
  • Altitude end
    541 ft
  • Grade
    -1.6%
  • Grade max
    -49.8%
  • Grade min
    56.7%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,926 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Bull Run
Dec 23, 2023 @ 7:50am
Dec 23, 2023
Parts of the track in great condition, but other parts suffer from drainage problems and slippery clay/roots/rocks that take a long time to dry out and catch out the average rider.
Borderline
Dec 2, 2023 @ 6:04am
Dec 2, 2023
That time of year when grass grows over the track
Hill Road
Nov 25, 2023 @ 12:03pm
Nov 25, 2023
Bull-A-Varde
Oct 23, 2023 @ 5:19pm
Oct 23, 2023
Old Coach Road
Jan 8, 2023 @ 4:45am
Jan 8, 2023
Some puddles, but mostly great overall
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