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Bob’s Trail

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Usage
Biking, Hiking
Dogs Friendly?
Yes
Length
1.6 mimiles
ElvElevation
859'
Rating
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Trail is riding well right now and there are no reports of mud, deadfall, or snow.

Bob’s is a classic Boise creekside trail. Check out Bob’s if you’re tired of the smooth, buffed and arguably homogenous singletrack that is so abundant around Boise. Bob’s is littered with rocks that will keep you on your toes, including one notorious rock step-down that’s sent more than one mountain biker over the handlebars. Bob’s is a perfect grade—not too steep and not too flat—but despite that fact, mountain bikers tend to ride only downhill on Bob’s. Hikers and trail runners are more likely to climb it, however, so watch your speed and keep your eyes open.

 

Recent Trail Reports

  • tastyz April 20, 2019 at 8:39 pmSmall standing water spots on 4/17 but overall awesome dirt. Creek is raging and crossings are deep. Be ready to get your feet wet! Trail has some significant erosion from the winter and spring that add to the technicality of some sections.
  • shane March 29, 2019 at 4:00 pmSome muddy spots still as of noon 3/29. Should continue to dry out and be in good shape for the weekend. The creek is deep right now.
  • ramihz March 19, 2019 at 8:53 pmDry, welcome to spring Bobs
  • shane January 15, 2019 at 8:58 amSome slimy spots just below the park bench even at 30 degrees. Probably best to just avoid unless there's a good freeze.
  • pbarlazyw January 7, 2019 at 9:19 pmOut and backs are okay at this point. Connecting to 8th st early may be okay. Turn back if it get slick.
  • bewsurf22 May 18, 2018 at 7:52 amBob's is in great condition hero dirt all around. Get out there and ride!
  • ch1012 April 3, 2018 at 11:19 amHiked up the lower portion from cul-de-sac to Urban Connector. Just a few moist spots near the creek, but otherwise dry. 8th Street connector dry, although a lot of gravel.
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  1. tastyz says:

    Small standing water spots on 4/17 but overall awesome dirt. Creek is raging and crossings are deep. Be ready to get your feet wet! Trail has some significant erosion from the winter and spring that add to the technicality of some sections.

  2. shane says:

    Some muddy spots still as of noon 3/29. Should continue to dry out and be in good shape for the weekend. The creek is deep right now.

  3. ramihz says:

    Dry, welcome to spring Bobs

  4. shane says:

    Some slimy spots just below the park bench even at 30 degrees. Probably best to just avoid unless there’s a good freeze.

  5. pbarlazyw says:

    Out and backs are okay at this point. Connecting to 8th st early may be okay. Turn back if it get slick.

  6. bewsurf22 says:

    Bob’s is in great condition hero dirt all around. Get out there and ride!

  7. ch1012 says:

    Hiked up the lower portion from cul-de-sac to Urban Connector. Just a few moist spots near the creek, but otherwise dry. 8th Street connector dry, although a lot of gravel.

  8. ramihz says:

    Riding nice today even after all the rain yesterday.

  9. pgombert says:

    Hiked Bob’s -> Urban -> Highland loop today at 9:30 AM. Trails are 99% dry and in great shape.

  10. oldmanhair says:

    Tried to climb bobs this afternoon and it was to muddy to make it to the park bench. Needs a few more days to be able to ride after it thaws.

  11. ramihz says:

    Just a bit of hard snow remnants on the top of Bobs this morning. The rest was solid dirt with the freeze but likely not rideable above freezing till we get more drying.

  12. pgombert says:

    Hiked Bob’s -> Urban -> Highland loop today. Trail is snow packed most of the way, but the east facing aspect of Urban in the canyon is getting muddy (as of 11 am). The upper Urban trail has between 8-12 inches of snow on it. After a deep freeze tonight it should all be good tomorrow.

  13. ramihz says:

    No snow, trail is very firm with the temps so low. Creek crossing are solid ice tho, watch yourself

  14. mkirk says:

    Great shape. Ran it.

  15. pneisen says:

    The creek crossings are full of water, but the trail is in great shape right now.

  16. ramihz says:

    Bobs is running great, almost completely dry today at lunch, except the creek has water now.

  17. r2rtrails says:

    Some soft spots in the low points, but sandy soils has the trail draining well. Snow from this morning is likely all but melted off by now. Trail in good shape and usable if you track through the softer spots.

  18. Trailman says:

    Some greasy spots toward the upper end as expected, and a few mid-trail but not terrible….

  19. ramihz says:

    Upper and lower Bob’s was slimy at 1pm today.

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