4,505 ft
93 ft
-570 ft
Avg time

Bull Run Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical rating
  • Season
    Best in Summer and Autumn when dry
  • Global Ranking
  • Land Manager

A lovely piece of single track through a protected part of Belmont Regional Park. Nice flowing runs with some small drop offs and tight turns. The final few hundred meters are a series of sweeping banks with nice jumps.

It is a clay surface though and in the wet it can be very slippery. The height of the trail means it can get moisture when it's not raining on the valley floor so it can be wet. The trail is sheltered and can take a while to dry up.

Upper section and lower sections are slippery when wet!

Access Info

Access to the Bull Run is from Old Coach road in Belmont Regional Park. Old Coach road has 2 entries: from the end of Normandale Road (the very end, turn left where it joins to Sweetacres Drive) or from within Belmont Regional Park at the end of Hill Road.

Belmont Regional park - Hill Road entrance: From the last car park ride up the farm road until you get to the farm house. Just past the farm house on the left is an old WWII ammunition bunker which is the entrance to Old Coach Road. The track is an unsealed farm track which is exposed to the wind and slippery (when wet). You should expect to encounter farm animals and the out put of farm animals...so try not to swallow the 'mud'.

End of Normandale Road: Old Coach Road begins from the end of Normaldale road also. You need to take the left as it joins Sweetacres Drive (the big hump in the road) and then drive to the end. From there ride along Old Coach Road until you come to the entrance to Bull Run. You will also pass the start of Borderline on the right by going this way.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Bull Run mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -477 ft
  • Altitude min
    664 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,171 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,171 ft
  • Altitude end
    694 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    873 ft
  • Distance down
    3,569 ft
  • Distance flat
    36 ft
  • Avg time
  • Avg reverse time
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on Oct 20, 2018
Avg: 3.9 (11 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bull-run-17304 trailhead (-41.177810, 174.901443)
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Bull Run Trail Reports

Oct 20, 2018 @ 2:08pm
1 days
Jul 27, 2018 @ 3:49pm
Jul 27, 2018
Ā little slippery in Lower clay sections but pretty good
Jun 9, 2018 @ 7:14pm
Jun 9, 2018
The upper and middle sections seems to be holding up well with all the rain. Once your out of the bush line and onto the clay berms, be prepared...
Dec 29, 2017 @ 6:25pm
Dec 29, 2017
Sweet as. Nothing else to say.
Dec 21, 2017 @ 10:29pm
Dec 21, 2017
Excellent nick
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Bull Run, Wellington
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Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
Jan 25, 2015
Bull Run, Wellington
321 |
Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:29pm
Jan 25, 2015
Bull Run, Wellington

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