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Foothills-Pine Ridge Loop

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

7.0 mile 11.3 kilometer out and back
70% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 328' 100 m
Descent: -328' -100 m
High: 5,287' 1,612 m
Low: 5,141' 1,567 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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Trail shared by Jared Crockett

A fun, fast ride for beginners with short intermediate sections.

Jared Crockett

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Parts will close for mud after rain and snow. Pay attention to yield for horses and pedestrians.

Overview

A multi-use trail for bikes, runners, walkers, and horses that runs along the foothills with short climbs and descents and generally good trail conditions. Some sections of the trail have been over-leveled for runners and have lost character in the past 2 years. Side trails to Spring Canyon Park and connectivity with the remainder of the Foothills Trail System makes for ride extensions. Bring your eastern friends to see prairie dogs.

Need to Know

Parking is located at the north and south ends (across a small hogback on the south) and in the middle just off Country Road 42C.

Description

Start at the north end and take the Water Tank Access Road from Banyan Road to the fork in the trail at the base of the foothill. Take the left fork and head south on the Foothills Trail over mixed smooth and slightly rocky singletrack. After a hard left and a rocky, short descent to the Stadium... grab some air, but don't land in the irrigation ditch as those concrete culverts hurt. Head south past the parking lot and cross the County Road.

Go through the small gate on the south side of the road and at the top of the small climb, veer right through the trees and along the shore of Dixon Reservoir. Watch for bald eagles in the trees and fishing in the lake.

Climb away from the west side of the lake over a small bridge, then head south again. At the fork, go right on Timber Trail and up a short, increasingly steep climb. Don't go around the rocks for erosion control - hop them, you know it's good for you!

Follow the rolling singletrack in and out of the pine forest and take advantage of little jumps and fast rocky patches. Travel due south until the trail bends to the left on South Loop Trail and eventually back to the north. Follow the single to doubletrack on Valley Trail through the prairie dog colony. Side trails to the right head to Spring Canyon Park. At the south end of Dixon Reservoir, either stay straight on the singletrack and cross the dam, or head left and re-ride part of your outbound trail (both part of Reservoir Loop Trail).

After the dam, its the same trail you took out all the way to Banyan.

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May 16, 2020
Brandyn Bicknese
Sep 11, 2019
Sarah S
7.5mi
Sep 9, 2019
Sarah S
First mtn bike ride!
Sep 1, 2019
Erik Kaminen
Aug 4, 2019
Big D
Jul 7, 2019
Danica Murphy
Jun 24, 2019
Christopher Brickhouse
Jun 19, 2019
Chad Boehne
Fun, fast, flowy. 5mi — 0h 37m

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  2.9 from 30 votes

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Timber Trail
Nov 25, 2015 near Laporte, CO
Trail runners abound
Jul 14, 2013 near Laporte, CO

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