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blueBlack Boggs Forest Intermediate Loop

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Trail

10.4 mile 16.8 kilometer loop
90% Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 1,261' 384 m
Descent: -1,267' -386 m
High: 3,762' 1,147 m
Low: 3,018' 920 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Shayne Holderby

Alpine riding with fantastic views.

Shayne Holderby

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Overview

This trail system has everything from technical rocky ascents/descents, bombing narrow downhill and rolling singletrack. Definitely a destination ride.

Need to Know

You'll need to purchase the map for a dollar, or use the MTB Project MTB Project mobile app as there are many intersecting trails.

Description

This ride starts right from the parking area and entrance road. Mac's Trail continues uphill for about half a mile (moderate climbing). Leveling out you'll begin a fast descent through scattered pines to Hoberg's Loop Trail. Begin another shallow climb to Boggs Ridge Trail. Continue along rolling singletrack through the pines and some rocks along the ridgeline.

From here, there are great views of the valley. After a shallow climb you'll reach Karen's Trail, a short connector. At this point, the trail is a segment of downward fire road leading to Scout Trail. After moving back to singletrack, you have a nice fast run, narrow in sections with some banked corners and lots of fun riding.

After crossing a fire road, pick up Berry's Trail. At this point, you'll continue on more level singletrack but still able to keep good speed as you're moving along the shallow ridge. Next, you'll connect to Crew Trail which features more of the same fun singletrack. Crew Trail dumps you out on a fire road where you'll turn left.

Follow the road for a short segment just past an intersecting fire road to John's Trail. John's Trail is more fun and narrow singletrack that is relatively flat along a steep ridge. Eventually, it takes you back to another fire road. Turn right on this road and head up it until you reach the High Point Trail. Climb up a ridge line along High Point trail to an intersection for Boggs Peak Trail.

A little more climbing takes you to the ridge and an open pine scattered meadow. This is a great place to stop and rest before the REAL FUN begins. The downhill side of Boggs Peak Trail ends on another fire road that you'll follow downhill until you see a large rock marking the entrance to Gail's Trail on the right side of the road.

Gail's trail has it all! It is mostly downhill, extremely tight, fast and generally awesome singletrack. Expect switchbacks, narrow sections through pines, rocky areas, smooth areas and some small sections of technical uphill and downhill riding. Gale's Trail features over 3 miles of steadily dropping trail that is really exciting to ride. Gail's Trail has a couple sections where you need to watch the GPS track but the trail is well marked and branches will eventually lead you back to main trail. Gail's Trail ends in the parking area.

History & Background

Directly from the Map you can purchase for a $1 donation:

Boggs Mountain is named after Lake County pioneer, Henry C. Boggs, who operated extensive livestock, land, timber and banking interests in the County Prior to 1900. Between 1879 and 1884 he acquired ownership of most of the area now included in the State Forest.

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Apr 18, 2018
Brandon Costner
Closed
May 21, 2017
kurt schmidt
Mar 25, 2017
Luis Sanchez
Due to the valley fire the park is closed.
Nov 10, 2016
peter rossie
this place has been closed since the rocky fire
Sep 5, 2015
Rich Burger
95% of the trail is non technical there is some tough climbs and Only some sections of Gail's are single diamond worthy. Awesome flow to the trails — 1h 46m
Feb 17, 2015
Nick Knipe

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