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“A rolling grassland trail that circumnavigates North Table Mountain.”
Tom Robson on Jun 5, 2014
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7.3 Miles 984’ Ascent 6,485’ High 5.1% Avg Grade
80% Singletrack -955’ Descent 5,854’ Low 15.9% Max Grade
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Overall, this is a nice mellow ride that feels somewhat remote, despite being right on on the edge of town. There's a decent amount of climbing, so the ride isn't trivial, but it's not technical, and it's straightforward to follow.
Start this trail at the North end of the main North Table parking lot, located just East of 93. Follow the mesa's contours as you take in the beautiful views of the nearby Hogsback, White Ranch Park and the surrounding front range mountains.

After bearing left at the junction with Mesa Top, you'll encounter a small climb, then descent, that begins directly after the Y intersection with Table Top, a small cutoff trail. Continue to follow the contours of the mesa as the trail skirts the Northern end of North Table.

Shortly after the trail passes the other end of Mesa Top, you'll encounter the most difficult feature of this trail - a steep, switchbacked climb. Take this torturous ascent past Cottonwood Canyon Trail, and Neighborhood Access Trail. Shortly after these trail junctions the climb becomes shallower and you'll find yourself on top of the mesa! Take in the beautiful front range views and observe the happenings in downtown Golden.

Once the trail passes the Tilting Mesa Trail, you'll encounter a short, steep descent directly into the North Table parking lot.
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