Located in the Mayacamas Mountain Range with elevations of 2,400 to 4,722 feet, Cobb is a ‘Four Season Wonderland.’ Winding one’s way up to Cobb Mountain inspires a feeling of awe as the trees become more majestic with each rise in elevation. This forest of pine, oak, fir, madrone and cedar is also a natural habitat for dogwood, redbud and wild lilac.
Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest is open year round to the public for camping, picnicking, mountain bicycling, horseback riding, hiking and hunting. Boggs Lake Ecological Preserve, a protected vernal pool, is available for guided tours through the nature conservancy.
The communities surrounding Cobb Valley were developed in the late 1800’s when several famous volcanic hot springs resorts attracted many people seeking remedies for their ailments. Summer time is still a busy time on Cobb Mountain as families flock to the remaining cottage resorts. A variety of lodgings, restaurants, a gas station, antique stores, golf courses, a water bottling plant, a market, video stores and post office are also found on the mountain.
The Cobb area has seen a tremendous growth in the last few years. Many young families have purchased homes in the surrounding areas, many older summer homes have been remodeled to accommodate year round living and new homes are being constructed. Parents are delighted to find that Cobb Mountain Elementary School is rated among the highest in the state.
The Cobb Mt. area is home to many artists and published authors and hosts several events a year such as “Holiday Art in the Pines” in time for the Christmas Season. Rob Roy Golf Club initiates many unique community events and offers excellent dining opportunities.