Boss is the most technically demanding of Meadowood's three bike-specific trails, and a great place for budding shredders to hone their skills before tackling Fountainhead Regional Park
's Black Loop. It features a variety of built wooden features, fast descents, table tops, and rock gardens. Originally designed by Doug Vinson, former BLM Recreation Specialist and current IMBA Trail Solutions Project Manager, Boss was built and funded by a partnership between MORE, IMBA and the BLM and has quickly become a local favorite.
For the quickest access to Boss, park at the Old Colchester trailhead, and make a right to head counterclockwise on the South Branch Loop
. At the first intersection, you'll see the trailhead sign to your left and the filter feature, a long, undulating boardwalk. From there, the trail drops quickly to the stream valley below via a series of wooden and dirt berms, before beginning a relatively steep, rock-armored climb laden with optional features and boardwalks. Boss empties out back onto the South Branch Loop
closer to the Old Colchester trailhead than where you began. South Branch Loop
is bi-directional, so you can either head left to session Boss or continue counterclockwise on the loop, or head right to start a clockwise lap.
While Boss looks intimidating at first glance, the majority of the technical features are optional, and the jumps are all tabletops, making this a great place for intermediate riders to practice.
Boss is relatively new and does get soft when wet. Please refrain from riding if you're leaving tire ruts, and be mindful of official BLM trail closures.