1.9 miles
Distance
277 ft
Climb
-354 ft
Descent
00:22:00
Avg time

Broken Dam Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
    Yes up to Class 1
  • Global Ranking
    #824 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 70 in E-Biking

The longest section on the Tamarancho loop, Broken Dam Trail is mostly blue-green difficulty, although there are a few sections with really dangerous roots that can cause a crash, so try to walk them. They are especially washed as of February 2021. The rest of the trail is very smooth, but quite heavily trafficked, as everybody starting from both Sir Francis Drake and Alchemist trail have to ride it. Almost all of the trail is a climb if ridden in the correct direction.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Broken Dam Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -77 ft
  • Altitude min
    518 ft
  • Altitude max
    832 ft
  • Altitude start
    832 ft
  • Altitude end
    755 ft
  • Grade
    -0.8%
  • Grade max
    -21.7%
  • Grade min
    15.1%
  • Distance climb
    4,629 ft
  • Distance down
    4,888 ft
  • Distance flat
    499 ft
  • Avg time
    00:22:00
  • Avg reverse time
    00:26:25
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      Broken Dam Trail Trail Reports

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      Apr 14, 2024 @ 2:20am
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      Apr 3, 2024 @ 5:28pm
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      Mar 27, 2024 @ 4:25pm
      Mar 27, 2024
      reporter Tamo closed until Sunday / Rain today and Friday / Marinduro race on Saturday
      Mar 18, 2024 @ 4:41am
      Mar 18, 2024
      Mar 9, 2024 @ 7:51am
      Mar 9, 2024
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 35 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 662 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 11,309 rides
      • Last: Apr 14, 2024

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      Feb 15, 2019 @ 11:07am
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      Feb 14, 2018 @ 11:20pm
      Feb 14, 2018
      389 |
      Feb 3, 2018 @ 8:07pm
      Feb 3, 2018

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