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North Trail - Middle Section

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2.9 Miles 4.7 Kilometers


Singletrack

830' 253 m

Ascent

-655' -200 m

Descent

10%

Avg Grade (5°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

9,059' 2,761 m

High

8,246' 2,513 m

Low

Shared By Nick Wilder

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A big climb with views, but not as good as its neighbors.

Nick Wilder

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Closed April 15 June 15

Description

This trail is MUCH easier to ride in the direction shown - east to west.

Start with exposed singletrack up lots of switchbacks. The riding is not too hard, but the switchbacks are tight and will be tough even for intermediates to make the corners. It's not that much vertical, but it's hot, exposed, and noisy due to the highway.

Once at the top of the climb, it goes through aspens along the top of a rock band and intersects with Buffehr Creek Trail. Continue left and start the descent. It is very steep, and would be quite difficult to ascend. It's mostly smooth, though there are some waterbars to drop over.

Eventually you'll reach a nice creek, cross it, and continue a short way to an intersection with Buffehr Creek Connector, where you can either end your ride or continue on to North Trail - West (my favorite section of the North Trail).

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Aug 9, 2018
Eduardo Flores
2.9mi
Sep 14, 2017
Raúl Gross
Jul 13, 2017
August Horning
long climb, slippery downhill 2.9mi
Sep 25, 2016
Evan Cohen
Oct 5, 2014
Jason Walence
The downhill on this is awesome, caught it heading east from Buffehr trail. The switchbacks are super tight and you have to slow way down. 1.5mi
Jun 24, 2014
Taylor Story
Jul 24, 2013
Jonathon B

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  3.5 from 13 votes

#5

in Vail

#7442

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in Vail

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in Colorado

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