4,505 ft
Distance
93 ft
Climb
-570 ft
Descent
00:06:13
Avg time

Bull Run Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Season
    Best in Summer and Autumn when dry
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #17809 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    70 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 45 in E-Biking
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • 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.

More Stats for Bull Run 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
    -10.589%
  • Grade max
    -42.068%
  • Grade min
    30.367%
  • Distance climb
    873 ft
  • Distance down
    3,569 ft
  • Distance flat
    36 ft
  • Avg time
    00:06:13
  • Avg reverse time
    00:00:20
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on Sep 21, 2019
Variable
Avg: 3.95 (15 votes)

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Trail Conditions
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  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
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  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
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  • Ladder Ladder
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  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
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  • Lodge Lodge
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  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
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      Bull Run Trail Reports

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      Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:45pm
      Sep 21, 2019
      Mint like the rest of the park.
      Aug 24, 2019 @ 6:12pm
      Aug 24, 2019
      Slippery on roots in shaded areas. A few ruts to too.
      May 16, 2019 @ 8:51pm
      May 16, 2019
      Great condition, little slippery as expected with few brunch head height beginning of the run.
      May 11, 2019 @ 9:51pm
      May 11, 2019
      Mar 30, 2019 @ 1:26am
      Mar 30, 2019
      A bit wet in the upper section and dry down in the clearing. Running mint!
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      Jan 25, 2015 @ 6:30pm
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