Foothills Trail

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8.7 Miles 13.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

883' 269 m

Ascent

-1,023' -312 m

Descent

5,659' 1,725 m

High

5,104' 1,556 m

Low

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

16%

Max Grade (9°)

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A tour of the foothills just outside Fort Collins, CO.

BryanV Vernetson

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You can ride south to north or north to south since the trail rides well in either direction. You can park at Dixon Reservoir or Claymore Lake and ride the full length or you could start in the middle and do two out and back rides as well to spice it up and get a good mix of ascent and descent.

In between College Lake and Reservoir Ridge there are some pretty technical sections for the uphill and steep downhill.

Through the Maxwell area section there are some technical areas with skinny singletrack and significant obstacles, but all doable for an intermediate rider.

Other than these two areas, the trail is flowing single and doubletrack with good speed and awesome views.

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Apr 23, 2017
William Reader
Apr 15, 2017
Devin Quince
Rode this from the North and I would say this is a sandbag trail. Black might even be soft Hit the summit after pushing most of the way and turned bk
Apr 7, 2017
Bobby Fenwick
8.7mi
Mar 17, 2017
Carlos Davila Jr.
Dec 5, 2016
Max Bond
Fun!! Beautiful views!
Nov 12, 2016
Tim Young
Oct 11, 2016
Jared Crockett
Chunky fun! Difficulty of this one is underrated. There are stretches of this trail that are easily black diamond+. Don't get in over your head!
Sep 20, 2015
juliaforsthoff1 forsthoff
There are many steep rocks that are hard to cross over, multiple areas of stair steppers and loose gravel. Definitely harder than a blue 8.5mi — 2h 30m

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