1 miles
Distance
295 ft
Climb
-87 ft
Descent
00:12:50
Avg time

Better Than Boston Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Moonrakers
    Golden, British Columbia
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    May-Nov
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #17172 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2012

This trail is another of the north/south running trails in the Moonraker network. A smart choice for novice riders, it offers some smooth riding with a mild gradient. In addition, it is a good trail for climbing back up to reach the Cedar Lake Trailhead because of its somewhat gentler climb than Arrowhead or North Star. Better than Boston is a smooth and winding ride to mix up your usual Moonraker loops.

Better than Boston rides well in both directions. It is particularly useful after a long ride when you are looking for a gradual climb north towards Cedar Lake Trailhead.

Access Info

Either midway along Arrowhead or off the southern end of North Star.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Better Than Boston bike trail
  • Altitude change
    207 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,174 ft
  • Altitude max
    3,381 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,174 ft
  • Altitude end
    3,381 ft
  • Grade
    3.664%
  • Grade max
    -19.063%
  • Grade min
    27.278%
  • Distance climb
    3,767 ft
  • Distance down
    1,137 ft
  • Distance flat
    760 ft
  • Avg time
    00:12:50
  • Avg reverse time
    00:08:49
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Status:
on Aug 18, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Icy
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  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • trail Trail Head
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  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
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  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 132 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 591 rides
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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag citykim (May 9, 2018 at 19:02)
       some nice sections to get out of first gear
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