5,212 ft
Distance
154 ft
Climb
-506 ft
Descent
00:11:02
Avg time

Boiler Details

  • Riding Area
    Jackson Demonstration State Forest
    Mendocino, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Year round, best in Spring and Fall.
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14646 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

This is a very old trail that was put in by the CCC in the 1930's and leads to the Woodlands state park. For many years it was ignored and became over grown and impassable. It gets its name from the old steam boiler left there by the logging industry. The lower part of the trail used to be a logging rail road track. Now with the work by the Mendocino Coast Cyclist and the cooperation of Cal Fire and Cal State parks the trail is one of the most popular in the area. It is very rideable in both directions.Just recently a a very nice redwood bench was put in next to the boiler.where you can stop for a rest and snack.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Boiler bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -352 ft
  • Altitude min
    54 ft
  • Altitude max
    470 ft
  • Altitude start
    470 ft
  • Altitude end
    118 ft
  • Grade
    -6.748%
  • Grade max
    -37.979%
  • Grade min
    25.26%
  • Distance climb
    1,228 ft
  • Distance down
    3,430 ft
  • Distance flat
    555 ft
  • Avg time
    00:11:02
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:56
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Status:
on Oct 7, 2018
Variable
Avg: 4.4 (5 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
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  • < 50%
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  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • 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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  • region Riding Area
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  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
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  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Boiler Trail Reports

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      Oct 7, 2018 @ 8:46pm
      Oct 7, 2018
      Apr 19, 2018 @ 10:11am
      Apr 19, 2018
      The best trail this trip. Pretty and a great downhill.
      Nov 18, 2017 @ 12:21pm
      Nov 18, 2017
      Awesome downhill!
      Nov 14, 2017 @ 9:38am
      Nov 14, 2017
      Sep 9, 2017 @ 7:50pm
      Sep 9, 2017
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 0 rides
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      6 Months
      • 57 rides
      • 17 miles avg distance
      All
      • 530 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      May 26, 2018 @ 12:29pm
      May 26, 2018
      Boiler, My City
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      May 26, 2018 @ 12:29pm
      May 26, 2018
      Boiler, My City
      40 |
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:23pm
      Apr 21, 2018
      Boiler, Petaluma
      38 |
      Apr 21, 2018 @ 3:22pm
      Apr 21, 2018
      Boiler, Petaluma

      Routes with this trail

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      Mendo Sampler Day 1
      17 miles
      Wildwood Adventure Enduro 2015 - Day 2 race
      29 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Tonymosa (Apr 19, 2018 at 19:28)
       One of my favorite rides ever. From the top, of course!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      flag fiery1 (May 26, 2018 at 12:25)
       The best section in the system!
      [Reply]

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