922 ft
Distance
-181 ft
Descent
00:03:49
Avg time
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  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Piedmont & Brewer
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    DH, AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #8879 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #29613 in E-Biking
    • #20875 in Trail Running
    • #20094 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    40 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 85 in E-Biking
    • 55 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager

Starting from the rock dome at the top, descend NIMBY briefly before almost immediately encountering the first sign (on your right) for BOB. Veer right at the sign and begin the steep decent.

The first hundred feet or so are in among aspen trees. After the first big roll-down (a very long, steep, rock slab) the trail falls quickly down onto a more exposed, rocky ridge. This lower portion of the track is very rocky and wheel placement is critical if you're going to stay on your rig. The trail continues down the edge of a mild rock ridge as it quickly eats up the remaining elevation before gently spitting you out on the shoulder of Skyline Parkway (paved road).

From the bottom, your best option back up to the top is the trail Skyline.

NOTE - winter riding: many of the most difficult trails at Piedmont are much "lower-consequence" in the winter and may be doable an an average fat-bike with less risk than summertime riding. However, these trails are rarely packed/ridden, so watch for good weather conditions resulting in packed (but not icy) snow, or hit the trail with some snowshoes the day before your ride.

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More Stats for BOB (Bones Of the Beast) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -186 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,080 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,266 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,266 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,079 ft
  • Grade
    -20.1%
  • Grade max
    -43.7%
  • Grade min
    -6.7%
  • Distance down
    922 ft
  • Avg time
    00:03:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:25:26
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on Sep 25, 2021
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  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
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  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      • 5 miles avg distance
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      youtuber Rock Slabs in Duluth MN - Riding B.O.B. with...
      3:17 | 669 | Aug 27, 2018 , Duluth
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      1:26 | 612 | May 14, 2018 , Duluth
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