987 ft
Distance
7 ft
Climb
-205 ft
Descent
00:02:04
Avg time

Details

  • Riding area
    Piedmont
    Duluth, Minnesota
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
    Singletrack
  • Bike type
    DH, AM
  • Trail Usage
    Biking Primary
  • Direction
    Downhill Only
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Double Black Diamond
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on trail
    Rock Face
  • Global Ranking
    #3213
  • 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.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for BOB (Bones Of the Beast) mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -199 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,073 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,271 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,271 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,073 ft
  • Grade max
    -38.106%
  • Grade min
    4.256%
  • Distance climb
    51 ft
  • Distance down
    920 ft
  • Distance flat
    16 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:04
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Status:
on Aug 9, 2018
Dry
Avg: 5 (3 votes)

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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Directions to bob-bones-of-the-beast trailhead (46.767680, -92.153440)
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BOB (Bones Of... Trail Reports

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Aug 9, 2018 @ 12:01pm
Aug 9, 2018
reporter Open!
Jul 15, 2018 @ 6:01am
Jul 15, 2018
Jul 2, 2018 @ 8:43am
Jul 2, 2018
reporter rain :(
Jun 20, 2018 @ 8:12am
Jun 20, 2018
reporter Drying gradually; ride responsibly
Jun 15, 2018 @ 11:28am
Jun 15, 2018
reporter Heavy rain :(
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Jul 30, 2018
BOB (Bones Of the Beast)

Routes with this trail

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Death by Piedmont
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