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Boss Trail

Intermediate/Difficult

Trail

0.6 mile 1.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 73' 22 m
Descent: -86' -26 m
High: 141' 43 m
Low: 77' 23 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)

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Trail shared by Ryan Delaney

Meadowood's crown jewel

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Boss is a bike-only, directional trail. Please don't hike (unless you're scouting the features!), or ride against the flow of trail traffic.

Description

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.

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Apr 22, 2020
Zac Brooks
Mar 27, 2020
Timothy Howard
Started the course in the middle and made it difficult by going up hill. Eventually found the start and did a few of its harder features; wooden walls 0.8mi — 11h 55m
Nov 22, 2019
Jeff Goerlitz
Nov 11, 2018
Gary Ahrens
Nov 18, 2017
Justin Figel
Oct 1, 2017
Brian Hart
Aug 26, 2017
Paul Everson
7mi — 1h 00m
Aug 19, 2017
Ben KB

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  4.8 from 15 votes

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Wooden features are plentiful on The Boss trail.
Jun 3, 2015 near Lorton, VA
The big wall ride on The Boss Trail.
Jun 3, 2015 near Lorton, VA
Awesome Boss Trail!
Jun 4, 2016 near Lorton, VA
JC is the Boss!
Dec 4, 2018 near Lorton, VA
Meadowood Boss Trail Obstacles
Oct 14, 2014 near Lorton, VA
The fun stuff
Jul 29, 2016 near Lorton, VA

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