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Length: 12 mi (19.3 km)
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Mountain Biking Bombat Trails

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#51 of 76 mountain bike trails in Mongolia
#10,052 in the world

Most the trails here are two track jeep trails. There is no real loop, just a bunch of tracks heading up and down the front of the mountain, connected along the bottom via the main dirt road and irregularly connected on top. Carry a Google Earth sat image to best make connections on the top. The far western edge of the trails/area is bounded by Chuluut Gol (or Am) (Rock Creek or Valley). It has a great two track trail up it. I have listed it as a separate trail here on Singletracks.

Also to do the out and back behind the camp, just politely push your bike through the camp to the back side where you will see a metal gate with just a chain wrapped around it (no lock). This is about 1.5 mi (2.5 km) climb up the mountain to a upper ridge (traveling SW, W, NW). Get to the top, rest and then turn around and blaze back down the mountain.

First added by mongwolf on Jun 26, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From the east gate of the city (the Bayan Zurikh Tovchoo), travel 7.8 km on the main road to Nalaikh to the top of a rise. At this little top you will see a large rock maybe five feet in diameter with the name Bombat Amaralt (camp) inscribe on it. Turn right here on the dirt road. Follow this road 3.7 km WSW up the mountain to a little parking area on the left for the camp. From this parking area, you are mostly east of all the trails. You can access the trails on the front slopes of mountain by heading mostly NW along the base of the mountain. You can also pick up a nice out and back just behind the camp.
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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
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    One final review. There is an old hiking loop from the camp taking the trail out of the back of the camp. It goes up to the top ridge as described above and then dives into the forest and down to Chuluut Gol Valley. From there, you go down the Chuluut Gol to the bottom and follow the dirt road along the base of the mountain (or other tracks) SE back to the camp. This could be a potentially great riding loop, but the trail dropping from the top down into the Chuluut Gol Valley is overgrown, with an abundance of moguls and 1-2 foot diameter rocks and down trees everywhere. It is basically unmaintained trail in old growth forest. So its beautiful but not rideable. We had a fun time trying and learning the hard way.

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  • mongwolf   ✓ supporter
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    Not my favorite ride simply because there is no real loop here and not a ton of singletrack, but there is still some good riding with a lot of climbing and descending. You can be dropped off at the camp by a Mongolian "taxi" (costs about $10 to get to the camp) (or by a friend), and then head back to the city connecting these trails with the observatory trails just to the west of these, and then other trails to the west of the observatory trails along front slopes of Bogd Uul Mountain as you like. This makes for a massive day of climbing and descending on Bogd Uul. This can be a great ride, especially in late September, when the trees are in full fall colors and it's a bit cooler.

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