“An easy inner loop with different character depending on the direction you go.”
— Patrick Cahill
This is the shortest of the concentric loops that make the Boo Hof such a wonderful place to ride. The inner loop makes for a good evening workout after riding up to the Oasis, with a nice mix of uphill workout and fast downhill on singletrack.
Family Friendly: It's not too hard for kids, but is challenging enough to be fun.
Dogs: No Dogs
Need to Know
It's the desert so be sure to bring a spare tube. I slime my tubes as well. There's plenty of parking in the Top of the Cove lot or along the street.
Head up out of the oasis and veer right off the service road and up the short climb on the well-worn trail. Continue up and to the right, dropping down off the flood control berm. Head down the short, steep descent on loose shale, but it is ride-able. Bang a left at the bottom, down and up through a small wash and then left on the service road.
There are three choices to head up to the right; the one shown is the easiest grade. Run along the top of the Bear Creek berm to the obvious fork and go left. Head down and up through two washes to the base of the hill. Follow the trail and stay left at the fork. Another short wash and a little bit of uphill.
Turn left at the fork and drop down off the berm into the Boo Hof wash. Get some speed and blast all the way across, then climb up the berm on the other side. If it's too steep, use the side trail on the right.
Cool down with some fun singletrack past the water tanks to the service road. Follow the road down to the berm, go up and then left to get back to the start.
History & Background
Old Indian trails that go way back into BLM land restricted to mountain bikes because it's a bighorn sheep habitat.