Boondocks

Lake Tahoe

Northstar California

Iconic Northstar Bike Park Downhill Trail

Mountain Biking Extreme

Distance
2.2 km
Ascent
0 m
Descent
279 m
Duration
0-1 hrs
Low Point
2.1 km
High Point
2.4 km
Gradient
Boondocks Map

"Boondocks" is probably the most well know classic downhill trail at Northstar. Every year, "Boondocks" is one of the most popular races in the Northstar DH Race Series. Not for beginners, "Boondocks" will test your skills. There are not too many jumps on this trails but there are plenty of large boulders with wooden ladders and medium sized drops to paver landings. A suggestion is to ride the trail slowly first and scope out your lines before you decide to ride it full speed ahead. The first 1/3 of the trail is somewhat high speed with small rock gardens and berms you manoeuvre through. 2/3 is the ladder, Boulder, and jumping zone. The last, 3/3, starts slow with tight tree + rock garden areas and then transitions into a more wide open area for higher speeds and some small/medium sized jumps.

Difficulty

Extreme

Very steep, difficult, narrow singletrack with widely variable and unpredictable trail conditions. Unavoidable obstacles could be 15in/38cm tall or greater, and unavoidable obstacles with serious consequences are likely to be present. Obstacles could include big rocks, difficult root sections, drops, jumps, sharp switchbacks, and more. Ideal for expert-level riders.

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