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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 mi (6.4 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +1,585/840 ft
Total: 85 riders
 

Mountain Biking Bobcat Ridge

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#574 of 1,322 mountain bike trails in Colorado
#6330 in the world

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.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water 
  • No E-bikes permitted 
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter 
  • No Fee required 
  • No Lift service 
  • No Night riding allowed 
  • No Pump track 
  • Restrooms 
Getting there
From 287 & Eisenhower in Loveland, go west 6.4 miles to CR-27. Turn right and head north for 4.7 miles to CR-32c and turn left. Go 1/2 mile to parking lot.
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  • brett.williams
    Reviewing On the Rocks:
    *****

    Outstanding work by all involved. This is a great addition to Bobcat Ridge, giving yet another reason to suffer the climb. On the Rocks, coupled with the stellar Ginny Trail descent, has made Bobcat Ridge the finest place for technical riding in Northern Colorado.

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  • Rob
    *****

    The Ginny Trail part of this system is one of my favorite technical descents on the front range. It's well laid out, has enough smoother areas to give small break from the drops, 12" rocks, etc. Good visibility down the trail generally.

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  • rhut
    ****

    I've ridden both the valley loop and the Ginny loop multiple times. Valley loop can be fun for begginers? and experts alike, do a few laps and time yourself or try different lines each time. The Ginny loop is definitely a challenge, bring your climbing legs for the fire road up and your technical skills for the bomb down. The Ginny loop is the only local ride I can think of that makes you feel like you're on an alpine ride at the top. Watch out for snakes in the summer and horse poop.

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  • Garrett Bradford
    *****

    Did valley loop. Looking for a trail to get my gf into mtn bike and this was perfect. Single track with some good lines to help get use to running through the gears and some fun sections. Great trail to just go pedal. little shade though so go early.

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  • Ken Corley
    *****

    Trail temp closed as of 6/18/16 due to fire. Check their website b4 heading out!

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  • DanK_NoCo
    Reviewing Eden Valley Spur:
    ***

    This is a pretty easy trail. There are just enough rocks on the trail to keep a beginner on their toes. For an experienced rider, this trail is primarily a mileage adder.

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  • Gdb49
    *****

    Hard climb, good tech, beautiful area, great ride!

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  • alskoj
    ****

    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.

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  • FourFeathers
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    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.

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  • Rob
    *****

    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
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    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.

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  • arnolda14
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    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
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    Take plenty of water. Direct sun so ride early. Shady places to rest along the way.

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  • tbonetrav
    *****

    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
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    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.

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  • dauw
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    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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