3,589 ft
Distance
49 ft
Climb
-659 ft
Descent
00:05:15
Avg time

Borderline Details

  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    All year
  • TTFs on Trail
    Drop, Jump, Roller Coaster, Skinny
  • Ride in Rain
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #14180 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    60 in Mountain 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Borderline bike 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
    00:05:15
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Status:
on Jan 21, 2019
Dry
Avg: 4.3 (14 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Borderline Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jan 21, 2019 @ 6:29pm
      2 days
      Dusty
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 1:34pm
      Jan 12, 2019
      Sep 8, 2018 @ 7:09pm
      Sep 8, 2018
      Aug 13, 2018 @ 7:08pm
      Aug 13, 2018
      Wet clay. Very little grip in some areas. However bar the technical sections, ridable
      Jun 9, 2018 @ 7:08pm
      Jun 9, 2018
      Wet clay, nothing more needs to be said.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 27 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 125 rides
      • 10 miles avg distance
      All
      • 448 rides
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      Photos

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      14 |
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Borderline, My City
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      Nov 25, 2018
      Borderline, My City
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      Nov 25, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Borderline, My City
      9 |
      Nov 25, 2018 @ 5:30pm
      Nov 25, 2018
      Borderline, My City

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      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      flag Themadshamma (Jul 26, 2018 at 21:06)
       Much more gnarlier than Weta
      [Reply]

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