Bobcat Ridge

   
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4
miles

Intermediate

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↑ 2,800 ft
↓ 5,200 ft
5.5
avg mph
45
ridden
30
wishlist
1:39
avg time

Loop
AVERAGE RATING
3.75 out of 5
About This Trail
added by arnolda14 Trailblazer on August 25, 2007
 
Take the trail out of the parking lot and turn right at the shelter. Going counter-clockwise on this loop keeps the switchbacks on the uphill side. This is an easy trail that any beginner could ride, but is varied enough in terrain and tread to still be fun for more experienced riders. This would be like the equivalent of the green runs at Loveland ski area - harder than most other resorts' green runs, but not quite enough to call a blue. There's a cabin preserved for contemplative gawking and a burn area courtesy of a sloppy camper a few years back. The loop has a cuttoff across its upper third that you could use to make a figure-8, a lollipop or a shorter loop, though I can't for the life of me imagine why anyone would want a shorter loop. It's a nice ride and one that will probably stay rideable well into the late and early seasons.
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Gdb49 on January 22, 2014
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Review: Hard climb, good tech, beautiful area, great ride!

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alskoj on December 6, 2012
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Review: The valley loop is a nice quick ride through some scenic woods. Ginny is a challenge - rocky and steep in places. I crashed descending Ginny - but I saved the bike! (but not my leg). I'll be back to try the other trails.

Similar Trail: Lory

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Guest on December 6, 2012
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Review: The valley loop was a nice ride that even a beginner would enjoy. The Ginny trail was a bit of a challenge and is suited for more for experienced riders. I didn't enjoy Ginny (too rocky in places). Very similar to the trails at Lory state park. Ride the valley trail at Lory if you get a chance.

Similar Trail: Valley trail at Lory State Park

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FourFeathers on July 13, 2011
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Review: I did the Valley Loop Trail today. It started out pretty easy and then I ascended up into the hills. Got a good cardio workout for sure. I'll definitely be going back to explore the other trails. The trails are pretty well kept and there are some fun technical parts for sure, some of which cross some streams, adding to the fun.

Similar Trail: Lory State Park

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Rob on June 19, 2011
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Review: Ride up the power-line trail (steep and long) and come down Ginny Trail. Power-line has a 2 mile segment that varies in grade from 12.9 to 22.2%

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Kevin_H on August 22, 2009
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Review: This is a good place for a beginner or someone not into hardcore downhill/rock gardens. There isn't much climbing and what uphill there is is short. There is an occasional embedded rocky area and a few easy switchbacks that should give a newb a fun challenge and intro into off road riding. I found myself dodging road apples curtesy of the horses more then anything else in certain parts. The cabin area is very cool and a good place to take a break before heading back to the lot. Great views of the hogsback and prairie. If you go take enough water since there's no real tree cover from the sun, and try to hit the trails early in the day to avoid the heat in the summer months. I think it'd be a good early/late season ride.

Similar Trail: Flying J Ranch.

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enoughalready on August 6, 2009
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Review: Not our favorite trail. 2 of the legs of this were closed due to regeneration of vegetation. Some signs down as to which way to go. Views were nice but the only semi technical stuff was on the top of the valley loop. One trail says Bikes can only go on it uphill. It would be alot of fun going down. Trail is in good shape with some nice views.

Similar Trail: Coyote Ridge

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arnolda14 on June 6, 2009
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Review: I really enjoy this trail. It’s pretty easy but it’s got just a few little sections that are just enough to keep it interesting. I’d call this sort of a blue/green – easy but not mindlessly easy. It’s close to my house and low enough in elevation that it’s rideable in the early and late season. There have been two fires up there in recent years, which makes for, IMO, an interesting landscape. I wouldn’t go way far out of my way to ride this park but if you happen to be in the area, it’s a nice ride.

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balverson on July 22, 2008
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Review: Take plenty of water. Direct sun so ride early. Shady places to rest along the way.

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balverson on July 22, 2008
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Review: Great ride for all levels of riders. Spectacular views.

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tbonetrav on April 19, 2008
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Review: From parking lot head up on the trial to the left. You will cross the service road adn continue until finding Ginny Trail. Head up and over to Mahoney Park and the turn around and come back for some killer downhill.

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Beaker on April 8, 2008
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Review: I've only done this trail with my bike once and realized it was too short and too flat for my likings with no obstacles for a challenge. I've been back here a few times and found that this is a good running trail. If you want to MTB in this area, do the Ginny Trail.

Similar Trail: Ginny Trail

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dauw on March 30, 2008
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Review: This trail seems gentle at first, but then you ascend the steep Powerline Trail and drop down Ginny trail that is loose and has many rocks on a great descent!

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Bobcat Ridge MTB Trail 3.75 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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