“Rocky flowing awesomeness,” is how one Bob’s rider described the trail recently and that statement seems to sum up the trail’s character just about right. Compared to trails within Camel’s Back and Military Reserve Parks, Bob’s Trail takes the riding up a level in both distance and difficulty. While offering a solid challenge and a satisfyingly worked, Bob’s is not so difficult that boulder sections cannot be navigated.
What Makes It Great
Ride 5 miles up Bogus Basin Rd from downtown to Corrals Trail (or, shave off 2 ½ paved miles of riding by parking along Highland Hollow and riding from there). Take Corrals Trail up a big climb and for a couple miles to the intersection with Scott’s Trail; stay right to continue on Corrals. At the intersection of Bob’s, head down the trail to the right. Keep an eye out for “The Rock” about halfway down the trail – you can’t miss it. Drop it straight on, or drop into the crevice on the right. Not sure you’re ready to ride it? The Rock can be walked, or, hike back up the trail again after you’ve sussed out your plan. If its your first time over The Rock, veterans of the trail recommend having a buddy be your spotter on the creek side to, well, keep you from winding up in the creek.
Much of the trail is rolling along high ridges of sage, with dips down along the Crane Creek drainage on Corrals and the creek along Bob’s. At the end of Bob’s Trail, where it intersects with Highland’s Trail, drop into the neighborhood and ride back towards Bogus Basin Rd. and Highland’s Hollow Brewhouse. Highland’s Hollow offers a menu of hearty food to satisfy a well-earned hunger and a great selection of taps to choose from for quenching your thirst. The brewhouse often has live music, offers happy hour daily from 3-6pm and has a patio during the warmer seasons.
Who is Going to Love It
This is a great trail for riders who like technical features along with sweet flow. It's easy enough for beginners.