Homestead Trail and Cobb Trail loop
Location: East Boise Distance: 8.54 mi Elevation Gain: 1,690'
This mountain bike ride starts and ends at the end of S. Council Springs Rd. The climb up Homestead is quite a grind. There is an average grade of about 9% over 1.72 miles with on short pitch of about 20%. Getting to the top is a relief! The next segment is on Lucky Peak Rd. It's a multi-use road where you might encounter motorcycles, cars or various 4-wheelers. Cobb Trail is a steep single-track descent with a fair amount of loose rock in spots.
Cobb Trail ends when it hits E. Highland Valley Rd. Ride to where it ends at Warm Springs. With recent housing construction, I had to go east about a quarter mile to find a way to access the Greenbelt. Ride the Greenbelt back toward town and turn on S. Council Springs Rd to return to the start.