2 miles
Distance
317 ft
Climb
-1,061 ft
Descent
00:16:30
Avg time
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Bon Scott Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Lefthand OHV
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #845
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #44082 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 30 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS - Boulder Ranger District

Make sure your brakes are in good working order and prepare to hold on for dear life This trail is by far the steepest and most demanding of any trail around Boulder. The trail descends what used to be a moto trail although it's not too deep or dug out and works great for mountain biking. Expect steep, tight switchbacks, fast wide open sections, and a few rock rolls. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face and scare you a bit at the same time.

More Stats for Bon Scott mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -744 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,355 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,116 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,113 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,369 ft
  • Grade
    -7.362%
  • Grade max
    -62.54%
  • Grade min
    34.831%
  • Distance climb
    2,990 ft
  • Distance down
    1 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,268 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:30
  • Avg reverse time
    00:41:17
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Status:
on Sep 16, 2020
Very Dry
Avg: 3.1 (18 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • White
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  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

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  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • 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
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • 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
  • Other Other
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      Bon Scott Trail Reports

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      Sep 16, 2020 @ 3:06pm
      Sep 16, 2020
      Terrifying. Rutted out, steep. Eventually this area will need some trail care.
      Jun 4, 2020 @ 3:42pm
      Jun 4, 2020
      This trail continues to get blow to shit which is expected for an old moto trail. Brake bumps galore, every corner is rutted and blown out and the...
      May 23, 2020 @ 6:09am
      May 23, 2020
      Some of the usual skid runs but actually not too bad.
      Jan 26, 2020 @ 3:33pm
      Jan 26, 2020
      Dry but many parts of the trail are blown out and eroded like hell, worse than they have ever been before. One or two more seasons and parts of...
      Jan 24, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Jan 24, 2020
      Ice in some spots
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 327 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 263 rides
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      5 |
      Sep 17, 2020 @ 6:50am
      Sep 17, 2020
      231 |
      Mar 20, 2019 @ 10:12am
      Mar 20, 2019

      Trail Products

      3 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      flag Grunk (Sep 16, 2019 at 15:48)
       Keep Lefthand rad. DH only. Don't climb it.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag NopedRightOut (Sep 19, 2019 at 19:31)
       Ain’t no one trying to climb this shit!
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      flag provin1327 (Jun 4, 2020 at 19:28)
       This trail was fun a few years ago but now, it's so eroded and loose it's not that fun. With so many rogue trails and side hits being built plus corners being blown out by riders flying off the sides of the trail you never know what you are going to get with this trail. It has potential but until some....any....work is done on it it'll continue to be just a steep, loose rut.
      [Reply]

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