992 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
00:01:13
Avg time

Boards n Bolders Details

  • Riding Area
    Ashburton River
    Ashburton
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Only
  • Direction
    One Direction
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Green
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Berm, Bridge, Drop, Ladder Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #4399 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    100 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in E-Biking
  • Year Opened
    2013

Boards n Boulders is a small technical off-shoot on the River Trail Loop. It has small rock gardens, bridges and a seesaw. The bridges were rebuilt in 2018 after the originals were starting to rot. The rock gardens were also changed around a bit.

Access Info

Riding along the main loop you will see a track going off to the right with the 'Boards n Boulders' sign, careful though, it is easily missed.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Boards n Bolders bike trail
  • Altitude change
    7 ft
  • Altitude min
    341 ft
  • Altitude max
    348 ft
  • Altitude start
    341 ft
  • Altitude end
    348 ft
  • Grade
    0.662%
  • Grade min
    5.407%
  • Distance climb
    151 ft
  • Distance flat
    630 ft
  • Avg time
    00:01:13
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Status:
on Jan 4, 2019
Dry
Avg: 5 (1 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
  • Map Markers
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Boards n Bolders Trail Reports

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      Jan 4, 2019 @ 12:38pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      reporter
      Growth has been sprayed back and trimmed. Bridges rebuilt and rock gardens changed around.
      Dec 13, 2018 @ 5:27pm
      Dec 13, 2018
      Work in progress/maintenance
      Oct 19, 2018 @ 4:20pm
      Oct 19, 2018
      Heavily overgrown. Working bee soon. Feel free to veer off the trail and crush some of the long grass along the margins.
      Sep 7, 2018 @ 7:07pm
      Sep 7, 2018
      Some boards on boardwalk bridges rotting. Deep leg-snapping hole to left of third boardwalk bridge needs filled and planted. Still good fun, but...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 122 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 369 rides
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      Jan 4, 2019 @ 12:36pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      Boards n Bolders, Ashburton
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      Jan 4, 2019 @ 12:36pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      Boards n Bolders, Ashburton
      2 |
      Jan 4, 2019 @ 12:36pm
      Jan 4, 2019
      Boards n Bolders, Ashburton

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