Hard Guy - Trail, Boise, Idaho

Hard Guy - Trail, Boise, Idaho

DESCRIPTION

The trail goes down for about 1/4 mile and then goes up, up, up into the treeline. Exit back down or hit ridgeline road and ride it over to 8th street extension

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 07, 2010]
fiz
Racer

It's a pretty nice trail, nothing too difficult or technical. It has a couple steep parts (2?) that may make you breath hard, but not much else if you are really fit. The views are great though. The trail is a good one for long or short rides depending on how much time you have to blow, ride up to the weather station after a day of work, or go way past on a weekend. The trail itself is a mix of sand and hard-pack, mostly hard-pack. The other reviewers mention it's nothing but uphill and aerobically difficult, well most mountain bike trails are nothing but uphill (if it's worth riding) and Hard Guy is far from a difficult ride aerobically (I ride very frequently, your mileage may vary). One of my favorites in the area though (I miss Bozeman, MT).

Customer Service

Drive up Bogus Basin Road until you reach Corral Trailhead (or just before you reach it near the gate), saddle up and ride a ways until the trail forks a ways past the first fence and take a left.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 20, 2009]
xcridn
Cross Country Rider

Bear of a climb. It really does test your fitness level. you get a nice warm-up climbing bogus basin road, then you hit the corrals trail head, this gives you a little more warm-up(maybe 1 and 1/2 miles). then the bear of a climb begins. You get to climb for about 4-6 miles 'til you come to where hard guy meets with 8th street. Man I love this trail!!

Customer Service

Start at Camels Back Park, head up 13th(north by west) until you get to Bogus Basin Road. Head North for about 2 miles. You'll come to the trail head for Corrals. About a mile or two into the Corrals trail, you'll come to the Hard Guy trail head. It's gated, and it looks like a pasture gate. Enjoy

Similar Products Used:

Bob's, Corrals, Sidewinder

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Sep 23, 2007]
mitch
Cross Country Rider

Hard Guy trail is a great 1.5 hour climb. then hit a right at the ridge and shoot down dry creek or shingle creek to make a nice 3.5 hour loop.
nice fall colors now. Upper part of dry creek is a bit tricky but lots of fun.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Nov 21, 2005]
THE NERD RIDER
Cross Country Rider

Starts off as a steep ascent, continues like this for the next 3500 vertical feet. You get in the trees toward the end, it is pretty sweet.

Customer Service

Start at trail 31 off bogus road, continue up to eagleson summit, down 8th street, then trail 4, the trail 1, the finish with bobs!

Similar Products Used:

bobs, hulls 4, corrals, scotts

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 24, 2005]
99fusion
Cross Country Rider

I just did this trail yesterday. It was fun. I went really fast on the way down.

Customer Service

I don't like to go up a trail and come back down the same way. Sometimes you don't have a choice, but when I do I like to do a loop. So I go up corrals, then left on Scotts, then up 8th street to the ridgeline road where I go left, then cruise around to the top of hard guy. Hard guy is not very technical at all, it's about 5 miles of winding zooming downhill, that isn't too steep, but you'll be using your brakes plenty to check your speed on corners and stuff. It's mostly narrow hardpack single track, which I think most people would agree is the funnest. It's not all torn up from motorcycles like some trails in the boise foothills. The lighter your bike the better, because the climb is something like 2500 feet and there's no big hucks on the way down, just a few woopty jumps here and there. Hardguy eventually connects with corrals when your done, from there you just go back to bogus basin road or where ever you parked.

Similar Products Used:

I recommend that you do all the trails and once you've done them all you should do them again and then you should ponder and ask God what you should do next and he will tell you to go forth and ride all the trails again. Then you should ask God again, what shall I do? I have ridden all the trails thrice and I'm afraid that more trail riding will bring on the dreaded boredom that is the reason I started MTBing, for I cycle away from the boredom dear God, what shall I do? Then God shall smite you and say, lie not to me my son, for there shall always be trails that you have not yet ridden and if you do not ride them you shall surely burn in the firey depths of hell where there shall be gnashing of teeth and brimstone and it'll be really bad. Then you'll be really scared and you will no longer cycle for fun, but out of fear that the lords wrath shall come down upon you. Amen.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Feb 09, 2005]
rodney
Cross Country Rider

Long grind up a three or four, or five or six? mile singletrack. A few steep sections, all rideable though. Once you reach the top, you could take a right on the road or head back down. If you choose the latter, prepare to attain unsafe speeds. Long, screaming descent, with constant great views of Boise and beyond. 35+ mph singletrack with some doubletrack mixed in. Not very technical, but once you exceed the limits of your control(and you will) traveling faster than you normally would on the road, you won't really care. Plenty of waterbars to add to the excitement. If you have discs, do not touch them for approximately thirty hours after you have completed the trail, as they will be roughly the temperature of the surface of the sun, which is around 13,000 degrees Fahrenheit. Enjoy!

Customer Service

Ride up the Bogus Basin access road if youn are a real man(or woman). Take a right over the gate, then take a left onto Hardguy.

Similar Products Used:

Hull's Gulch, Bob's Trail

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Oct 11, 2004]
mtnbiker9
Cross Country Rider

Begin at bogus basin road, corrals trialhead. When the corrals trail turns right, bear left, through the gate, on trail 33 (Hard Guy) Down and west, through the hairpin and through the streambed. up the loose and steep climb, through the second gate. More gentle climb (but always up!) to mile 3.75. Here, enjoy the very short, nearly impossible climb. You may experience burning lungs, and a 190-plus pulse rate. This is normal. Climb another 1.5 miles of technical, loose shale and sandy ruts to the weather station (affectionately referred to as the "lunar lander"). If you made it this far, you will live to see the top. It's another mile and a half, through trees with some steeps. You pop over the gate onto the ridge road. Left to Shingle creek or right to 8th street extension, or Devil's slide. Or, the most fun... Turn around and head right back down, mach 90 with your hair on fire to Bogus Basin road.

Similar Products Used:

shingle creek, devil's slide, the corrals.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 30, 2004]
mtnbkrdr98
Cross Country Rider

Long grinding climb up singletrack for about 9 miles I think (don't have computer on my mtb) up into the treeline. Once there, you can go left on ridge road and take it around for a mile or so to Dry Creek and descend the fun singletrack back down. Or go right on ridge road and connect to corrals and Bobs or 4 to Hulls. Or, do this as an up and back: not technical but waaay fast descent (probably reaching 30-40 mph on some sections) when you let it go. Kind of reminds me a bit of San Juan Trail in SoCal (but San Juan is better)

Customer Service

Ride up Bogus Basin Road to the parking lot on your right with an outhouse and start up on the switchbacks

Similar Products Used:

8th street to Kestrel, go left just before the freeway and climb the 3 steep climbs up to the ridge, take it across to a right hand swithcback which puts you on Sidewinder. Take sidewinder to the top then come down four. take four and cross the little bridge over to hulls, go right and up more swithcbacks and climb to the motorcyccle parking lot on 8th street. Directly across from there is the start of Bobs trail. On Bobs there's a little jump and fast left hander right before you have to go left on narrower singletrack to get to the creek singletrack on Bobs (this turn is easy to miss). Bobs is fun with a few short mildly technical sections.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 18, 2002]
Lloyd!

A good grunt to the top and a nice, fast, buff trail on the way down. This is not a beginner's trail due to the climb - much better intermediate, but not at all technical, so not an expert trail. Best to ride early in the AM before it gets really hot. Neat view from the top. Do it as an out and back for fun downhill, or take a right on the ridge road at the top (be prepared for more climbing) and go back down to 8th street and take Scotts or Devil's slide or something back down.

Customer Service

Corrals to Hard Guy (see the directions)

Similar Products Used:

Scott's, Devil's Slide, Corrals

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[May 14, 2003]
Jon

Great decent, miserable to climb up.

Customer Service

To make this a loop, ride up Bogus Basin Rd to corrals to scotts to the top of 8th St, turn left on Ridge Rd and go about two or three miles to top of Hard Guy. Hard Guy ties into corrals near Bogus Basin Rd.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
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