8 miles
2,088 ft
-2,095 ft
1,209 ft
High Point

A figure 8 loop incorporating Bull-A-Varde, Bull Run and Borderline. Borderline is more of a grade 4 trail.

Drive to the very end of Stratton St and park your car. Ride back up Stratton St, turn left on to Cottle Park Dr, left at Normandale Rd and left again where Normandale Rd meets Sweetaches Dr.

At the ending the start of OCR. Ride along OCR until you get to a farm gate. Bull-A-Varde ( the link trail for Bull Run) begins approximately 200 meters further on.

At the bottom of Bull Run turn up Hill Rd. Continue past the farm house. At the first WWII past the farm house take the first farm gate on the left that leads on to a grass farm track. Continue along this track until you reach a ridge.

The ridge has 4 exits - east up along the ridge, west up along the ridge, south down and south east along the farm track. Continue along the farm track. At the farm gate, continue along the farm track past the entrance to Bull-A-Varde and back to the first farm gate to came to. Borderline begins at this first farm gate.

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More Stats for Bull to Border Fig 8 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    360 ft
  • Altitude start
    486 ft
  • Altitude end
    479 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,174 ft
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Borderline Rhadness
Borderline Rhadness
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BorderLine Track - Belmont Regional Park
BorderLine Track - Belmont Regional Park
trail: Borderline
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Oct 17, 2014
Cowboy riding Bull Run (in the dry)
Cowboy riding Bull Run (in the dry)
trail: Bull Run
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Oct 17, 2014

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Bull Run
Dec 29, 2017 @ 6:25pm
Dec 29, 2017
Sweet as. Nothing else to say.
Dec 29, 2017 @ 6:25pm
Dec 29, 2017
Dry and dusty but not too much. Loads of fun.
Dec 29, 2017 @ 6:25pm
Dec 29, 2017
Nice. Had a haircut relatively recently by the looks of it.
Hill Road to Old Coach Road connector
Nov 2, 2017 @ 12:01am
Nov 2, 2017
The gate is currently closed at the top due to livestock, however there is no need to use the deviation that was in place during lambing.
Old Coach Road
Apr 29, 2017 @ 11:52pm
Apr 29, 2017
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