4,902 ft
Distance
19 ft
Climb
-345 ft
Descent
00:07:28
Avg time

Headbangers Ball Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Sugarloaf Mountain
    San Mateo, California
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 80 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

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Headbangers Ball is a 4,902 ft popular black diamond singletrack trail located near San Mateo California. This mountain bike primary trail can be used downhill primary. On average it takes 7 minutes to complete this trail.

Disclaimer

Lower part after bridge where trail dips into the creek will be submerged and unrideable after a good bit of rain. Wait at least 24 hours after rain to ride the lower section of this trail.

Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Headbangers Ball mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -328 ft
  • Altitude min
    256 ft
  • Altitude max
    585 ft
  • Altitude start
    585 ft
  • Altitude end
    256 ft
  • Grade
    -6.7%
  • Grade max
    -27.4%
  • Grade min
    16.3%
  • Distance climb
    413 ft
  • Distance down
    3,553 ft
  • Distance flat
    915 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:28
  • Avg reverse time
    00:12:20
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Status:
on Jan 4, 2021
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3.65 (3 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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 Last Ridden
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Popularity ?
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  • popular
  • less popular
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ATV/ORV/OHV Filter
Max Vehicle Width
inches

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

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • 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 Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • 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
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Headbangers Ball Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 2:12pm
      Jan 4, 2021
      Part where trail goes into creek completely submerged
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 1:44pm
      Jan 4, 2021
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 4 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 27 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Photos

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      26 |
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Jan 4, 2021
      23 |
      Jan 4, 2021 @ 5:51pm
      Jan 4, 2021

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Sugarloaf All Trail Loop
      12 miles

      1 Review & Comments

      • + 0
      pdaddy808 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Jan 10, 2021 at 22:06)
       Decent conditions, not much mud, slick in a few spots.
      [Reply]

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