Boggs SF Road 540

Lake County, California

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Boggs S.F. Road 540 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lake County, California. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 3,608 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 100 feet.
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Boggs S.F. Road 540 is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Lake County, California. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 3,608 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 100 feet. This trail connects with the following: Boggs S.F. Road 500, Boggs S.F. Road 610, Boggs S.F. Road 541, Gail's Trail and Boggs S.F. Road 542.
Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Lake County
Distance: 0.3
Elevation Gain: 100 feet
Trailhead Elevation: 3,608 feet
Top Elevation: 3,621 feet
Elevation Min/Max: 3538/3621 ft
Elevation Start/End: 3608/3616 ft

Boggs S.F. Road 540 Professional Reviews and Guides

"The primary purpose of Boggs Mountain Demonstration Forest is not recreation but forestry for commercial purposes. But the folks who manage the place enthusiastically welcome outdoor activities so much that you’d think recreation was Boggs’ main objective. Among bikers, Boggs is known for its endless miles of pure, sweet, completely rideable single-track trails. Though not a huge chunk of land—it’s only 3,493 acres surrounded by private property—the network of single-tracks along with a few fire roads offer many ride configurations. Beginners as well as advanced riders will find lots of agreeable trails here. Collectively, the trails are, for the most part, mildly technical since conditions are semi- and hard-packed dirt with some exposed tree roots and loose bits of rock thrown in for good fun, of course. Aerobically, moderate endurance is required since there are a few strenuously steep but short sections. The 12.9-mile loop described here is a mixture of short ups and downs, giving you a generous taste of the kinds of single-tracks and fire roads in the forest. By all means, make up your own configurations. Most, but not all, trails and fire roads are signed."

"Since Boggs Mountain is so far away from major cities, you might want to camp here. No water is available, but the campground is in the middle of a ponderosa pine forest reminiscent of Yosemite Valley. All that’s missing is the river and the 3,000-foot vertical granite walls. Unless you happen to arrive on a weekend when a bike race is scheduled or during deer-hunting season, you won’t see many people, and might even have the place to yourself. But you still need to be alert for other users, and to yield the right-of-way to them when you meet them. This area doesn’t have fantastic views, but it does feature miles of slightly to moderately technical narrow singletracks meandering up and down and back and forth through dense forests. Highlights: Miles of wonderful singletrack—much of it seldom traveled—through forests of ponderosa pines, California black oaks, Douglas firs, dogwoods, maples, and wildflowers. This is a great place to get away from people. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the singletracks."

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Jun 2018