North Table Loop

 28 votes

7.5 Miles 12.0 Kilometers

80%

Singletrack

883' 269 m

Ascent

-934' -285 m

Descent

6,482' 1,976 m

High

5,857' 1,785 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

All Clear

6,482' 1,976 m

High

5,857' 1,785 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Big climbs. Rowdy descents. Amazing 360-degree views.

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Overall, this is a nice mellow ride that feels somewhat remote, despite being right 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.

Description

Start this trail at the northern 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 hills, White Ranch Park and the surrounding front range mountains.

From the North Table parking lot, this trail heads due southeast and starts a brutal gravel road climb... Once you're nearly at the top, the trail passes Tilting Mesa Trail and then tops out at its high point. Be sure to soak up the views!

Shortly after cresting the climb, the trail descends. Slightly at first, and then almost as steeply as the initial climb. This descent is raucous and winding, but be sure to keep an eye out for other trail users heading up the hill. At the bottom of the descent, North Table Loop contours on bench cut trail back to the north, bypassing Neighborhood Access Trail on your right and Cottonwood Canyon Trail on your left.

Continue straight, as the trail winds and rolls its way around the table's east side. Eventually, you'll come to the second largest descent of the ride, where you'll be greeted with some very tight switchbacks. Once at the bottom of this descent, you'll be at a junction with Lithic Trail, a short neighborhood access trail. Stay left to continue on the ride.

From Lithic Trail, the ride climbs and then continues to contour the table. This section of the ride is fast, flowing, and fun. So, open it up and really get some speed going! Eventually, after bypassing Table Rock and Mesa Top for a second time, you'll be at the North Table parking lot.

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Sep 25, 2016
Noah Rabinowitz
Cc from Lilith 7.4mi — 1h 01m Delete
Sep 25, 2016
Nicole La
As a relative beginner rider in moderate physical shape, I felt this ride was more difficult than other Easy/Intermediate trails in the front range. Delete
Sep 23, 2016
Tomas Juergenson
What an incredibly boring and busy trail, it's like a watered down Lory minus the trees. Zero return for that awful (not hard, but boring) climb. Delete
Sep 22, 2016
Justin Hawkins
Sep 16, 2016
Lori Li
4mi — 8h 50m Delete
Sep 14, 2016
Dan Rosenfield
Sep 14, 2016
Martin Amberger
Sep 10, 2016
Elijah Williams

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  3.6 from 28 votes

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in Golden

#316

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  3.6 from 28 votes
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in Golden

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#316

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All Clear on Sep 13, 2016
A little bit of rain last night has made for nice dirt today!
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