7.9 miles
Distance
1,576 ft
Climb
-1,577 ft
Descent
1,209 ft
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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.

Detailed Description
Bull to Border Fig 8 is a 8 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 6 trails. This route climbs 1,576 ft with a max elevation of 1,209 ft then descends -1,577 ft.
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  • Difficulty rating
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  • Route Type
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  • Bike type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Bull to Border Fig 8 mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    1 hr 19 min
  • Altitude min
    386 ft
  • Altitude start
    504 ft
  • Altitude end
    505 ft
  • Grade max
    -55%
  • Grade min
    41.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,304 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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  • By nikholden & contributors
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