1,900 ft
Distance
18 ft
Climb
-228 ft
Descent
800 ft
High Point

The Boa Details

  • Riding Area
    Helensburgh
    Helensburgh
  • AKA
    The Downhill Track
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Red (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Drop, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #39993 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

The Boa winds it's way down through the woods incorporating some awkward sections (especially when the conditions are wet and muddy). It tends to be slippery with lots of mud and tree roots. It's not really a fast trail but is fun to ride and becomes easier as you learn the correct lines to take. It may be called The Boa as it snakes down the hill or maybe it's because it can cause you to go Base Over Apex if you get the lines wrong!

This trail is Unsanctioned, Ride at your own Risk!

More Stats for The Boa bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -210 ft
  • Altitude min
    575 ft
  • Altitude start
    784 ft
  • Altitude end
    575 ft
  • Grade
    -11.032%
  • Grade max
    -32.461%
  • Grade min
    12.31%
  • Distance climb
    189 ft
  • Distance down
    1,676 ft
  • Distance flat
    35 ft
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Status:
on Nov 7, 2018
Prevalent Mud
Avg: 3 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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 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
Directions to the-boa trailhead (56.029050, -4.745830)
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The Boa Trail Reports

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Nov 7, 2018 @ 5:12am
Nov 7, 2018
Bottom section of The Boa badly affected by tree felling work which is ongoing. It's possible to get through but some hike a bike scrambling over...
Aug 23, 2018 @ 4:56pm
Aug 23, 2018
Really wet and slippery but fun. Fallen tree reported previously has been cleared.
Aug 23, 2018 @ 4:45pm
Aug 23, 2018
As wet and muddy as winter, slippery but fun. Fallen tree previously reported has been cleared.
Aug 22, 2018 @ 9:24am
Aug 22, 2018
Fallen tree previously reported has now been cleared. The trail is open but wet, muddy and slippery.
Jul 20, 2018 @ 6:29am
Jul 20, 2018
Tree down right at the top of the trail.
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2 |
Nov 7, 2018 @ 5:13am
Nov 7, 2018
The Boa, Helensburgh
14 |
May 12, 2018 @ 1:54am
May 12, 2018
The Boa, Glasgow

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