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Bomb Dog

Intermediate/Difficult
 5.0 (13)

Bomb Dog is very progressive and super fun for riders of all abilities. Getting air is up to you!


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5.0

Miles

8.0

KM

Singletrack

1,612' 491 m

High

729' 222 m

Low

447' 136 m

Up

975' 297 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

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Description

Bomb Dog is currently the longest section of singletrack in the trail network at Cold Water Mountain. It connects from Papa Bear in a clockwise direction to the backside of Baby Bear.

From the intersection with Papa Bear, Bomb Dog starts with a few miles of climbing and contouring. The grade is steady and rolling but never daunting and gives you a chance to enjoy hardwood forest, a surprisingly beautiful place.

Near the top of the climb, you'll notice some beautiful rock outcroppings that are scattered intermittently throughout the landscape.

As the climb tops out you'll come across a new headstone on the left side of the trail. The memorial honors Floyd the Bomb dog, a beloved pet of an Anniston local.

From here get ready for one of the newest and best flow-style descent available anywhere. It's about two miles long and features plenty of rollers, camel and table-top jumps, and a handful of black diamond rated optional lines. This section of trail is very progressive and is super fun for riders of all abilities. Getting air is up to you!

After the big descent you'll keep the smile as you contour, climb and have another short descent. The final climb to finish the loop is nothing major and connects with the backside of Baby Bear, a nice and mellow finish.

The Bomb Dog Loop - Coldwater Mountain is also a great option, combining Mama Bear and Papa Bear with Bomb Dog to make the most of the descents.

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Leslie Kehmeier

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  5.0 from 13 votes

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Photos

The fun is just starting atop the 2 mile descent on Bomb Dog
Mar 22, 2013 near Oxford, AL
A panoramic shot of the famous Bomb Dog switchberm.  Cheaha Mountain (the highest point in the state of Alabama) is in the background.
Jun 17, 2013 near Bynum, AL
Start of the 3-mile descent
May 7, 2013 near West En…, AL
Great fall day, November 2012
Apr 30, 2013 near Bynum, AL
Pine forest on the backside of Baby Bear, one of the green loops on Coldwater Mountain
Apr 1, 2013 near Bynum, AL
November 2012
Apr 30, 2013 near Oxford, AL

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May 7, 2019
Jonathan Rover
Dec 1, 2017
Jeff Carter
fun 6.4mi
Oct 3, 2017
Lost Justpastnowhere
Jun 9, 2017
Tom Fraser
Poppa Bear CW to Bomb Dog and down. Excellent shape. A great ride! 15mi — 3h 07m
Jun 2, 2017
Joshua Williams
Nov 22, 2016
Josh Harris
Mar 20, 2016
Kevin Whited
Rocky and challenging but fun
Feb 13, 2016
Christopher Hoffman