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Flow Dog

Intermediate/Difficult
 2.9 (12)

A relatively new intermediate (+) trail that follows the 7400' contour line


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Singletrack

7,446' 2,270 m

High

7,338' 2,237 m

Low

151' 46 m

Up

145' 44 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

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Description

This intermediate (+) singletrack weaves sinuously through rocky, undulating terrain just below Mount Herman Road. Created in approximately 2011, this trail can be fairly challenging due to numerous stretches of rock garden - some 50m or longer and highly twisting and undulating terrain. In between rock gardens, the singletrack is fast with tight turns and the periodic obstacles that require absolute attention. Although the elevation profile looks fairly tame, the trail actually cuts across the lower slopes of Mount Herman; therefore, the trail continually drops in and out of draws and drainage from the mountain above.

The area is mostly covered with scrub-oak, skeletal trees from an ancient wild fire. Views into the valley and upwards towards Mount Herman are great, provided you have the opportunity to take your eyes off the the trail.

Approximately 250m from the south end of this trail, the trail splits. The east split follows a ridgeline and descends through some fairly technical terrain. The main trail continues southward until it intersects with Trail 715 for a nice, fast descent back to Schilling Rd or a fairly laborious climb westward towards Mount Herman Rd.

Contacts

Shared By:

J Erik Hartel

Trail Ratings

  2.9 from 12 votes

#17496

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  2.9 from 12 votes
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Trail Rankings

#1,638

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#17,496

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Photos

Great Views.
Jan 16, 2019 near Monument, CO
Rocky 7400 trail through the scrub oak.
Jul 27, 2013 near Monument, CO
There are lots of boulders to dodge on this section of Flow Dog.
Jun 3, 2017 near Monument, CO
Stupid Snow.
Jan 16, 2019 near Monument, CO
Turn off from Mount Herman Road to 7400 Trail (and others).  This area is a major trail junction.
Jul 27, 2013 near Monument, CO
Ridge Trail.
Jan 16, 2019 near Monument, CO

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Aug 1, 2020
Chris Tirpak
Definitely not a "flow trail" which is why we named it Flow Dog. The ridgeline trail it connects to is actually called Flying Dog
May 25, 2019
Patrick Burns
Flow should probably not be in this name. Chunky. Old school mountain biking. Can't lean the bike in the scrub oak.
Nov 1, 2014
Rick Powelson
Oct 7, 2014
Ed Arnold