Bomb Dog Loop - Coldwater Mountain
Bomb Dog Loop – a signature of this famous-for-bikers mountain. If you are visiting Anniston and want to have a ride on Coldwater Mountain, you don’t want to miss this trail.
Rated as intermediate and upper, the route is not something you can underestimate, but it is neither too much challenging, which makes this destination an attraction to all kinds of riders out there.
It’s a 10-mile loop covering two miles of marvelous downhill flow trail and is ridden in the clockwise direction.
A singletrack that features numerous flow style downhill and plentiful berms, rollers, jumps, and rocks.
The access point of the Bomb Dog Loop is the Cold Springs Trailhead.
Food and drink
Bring your full bottle and make sure to keep enough hydrated. No place to refill along the way.
From the trailhead, head north and follow on rollers. Pass the first optional section and you will encounter a three-way intersection. Ride straight and drop down the east side of Mama Bear Loop, which brings you up to another intersection with Papa Bear Loop. Hang on left three times and dive into Bomb Dog.
Get ready to be amazed by the gorgeous sights when you ride through the Alabama hardwood forest. Once you reach the top, you will see some pretty rock outcroppings throughout the landscape.
You will soon notice a headstone on the left side – the memorial honors the beloved Bomb dog of Anniston local.
Here is where the fun begins. One of the best flow-style descents stretches for two miles long and offers a bunch of camel, table-top jumps, roller, and various expert optional lines. This segment of the loop is extremely fun and tough. Challenge yourself and see if you can nail it.
Finish the large descent, you will have a climb followed by another short descent. After the last climb, you can end the ride or treat yourself another trip with the backside of Baby Bear, a nice trail connected from Bomb Dog.
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