3,589 ft
Distance
49 ft
Climb
-659 ft
Descent
00:05:52
Avg time

Borderline Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (6 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Season
    All year
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #12120 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #6595 in E-Biking
  • Local Popularity
    80 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Boderline is a high speed, technically challenging piece of singletrack. Hand built by BAMBA as the first trail following the loss of existing trails in the felled Danzig pine block. It is a mix of flowing trail, drops, exposed roots, rocks and banked turns. Lots of sustained steep sections with compulsory technical lines, minimal pedaling required.

The clay trail surfaces makes for extremely slippery conditions when wet. However, it dries quickly on a fine day on account of the trail's exposure to sun and wind.

Access Info

Access is off Old Coach road. If you can get dropped at the top of Normandale road where it meets Old Coach road that is best. The finish is as the end of Stratton Street near the old woolshed.

If you can't be dropped off, or prefer to ride up, then there are 2 ways. Either ride on the metalled farm track up to Old Coach Road (it's pretty steep and shingly), or take the sealed road back up Stratton street, take a left onto Cottle Park drive, left onto Normadale Road and a left where Normandale road and Sweetacre Drive meet, until you come to Old Coach Road - then keep riding until you find the start of Borderline.

Update Jan 2016. Best way up is now the 4 Degrees track.

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More Stats for Borderline mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -610 ft
  • Altitude min
    494 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,104 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,104 ft
  • Altitude end
    494 ft
  • Grade max
    -133.306%
  • Grade min
    50.614%
  • Distance climb
    162 ft
  • Distance down
    2,010 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,402 ft
  • Avg time
    00:05:52
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:49
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on Apr 17, 2022
Ideal
Avg: 4.35 (21 votes)
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  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
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  • Very Dry
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      Borderline Trail Reports

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      Apr 17, 2022 @ 9:13pm
      Apr 17, 2022
      A little damp in parts but overall dry and running fun and fast.
      Apr 16, 2022 @ 4:49pm
      Apr 16, 2022
      Apr 2, 2022 @ 8:42pm
      Apr 2, 2022
      Running great, not enough rain to make it slippery yet.
      Jan 15, 2022 @ 7:06pm
      Jan 15, 2022
      Pretty dry still but running awesome.
      Jan 4, 2022 @ 12:03pm
      Jan 4, 2022
      Dry and fast as always
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 5 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 256 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,547 rides
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      Jul 20, 2019 @ 5:11pm
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      Jul 20, 2019 @ 5:11pm
      Jul 20, 2019
      119 |
      Feb 12, 2019 @ 12:24am
      Feb 12, 2019
      75 |
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      Nov 25, 2018

      Routes with this trail

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      titledistance
      Bull to Border Fig 88 miles
      BBB Fig 88 miles
      4 Degrees/ Borderline3 miles
      Bull Run-Bordeline Fig 8 loop5 miles

      2 Reviews & Comments

      • + 1
      Themadshamma (Jul 26, 2018 at 21:06)
       Much more gnarlier than Weta
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      deester84 (Jan 17, 2022 at 0:14)
       Superb descent from Old Coach Road. A lesson in keeping off the brakes. Great rocky chutes and pretty steep in parts but all excellent entertainment!
      [Reply]





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