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Rooney Valley Trail

Intermediate

Trail

3.1 mile 5.0 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 66' 20 m
Descent: -754' -230 m
High: 6,845' 2,086 m
Low: 6,157' 1,877 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)

Dogs

Unknown
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Trail shared by Michael Ahnemann

A slightly more difficult trail cutting through the middle of the park.

Michael Ahnemann

Electric Mountain Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Description

This trail is probably still rideable by most riders, but it's a bit more challenging than the Green Mountain Loop. It's singletrack, which makes it a nice trail to add to a loop in this area, rather than riding the doubletrack section of Green Mountain Loop along the ridge.

Starting at the top along the ridge, this trail heads mostly downhill for close to a mile. It's somewhat steep in places, with some smaller loose rocks, so beginners will want to take it slow. More advanced riders will find it adds some fun to a ride in this area.

You'll reach a junction about a third of the way down. Stay right to get on the Rooney connector that takes you back towards the Rooney Road trailhead, or stay left to continue on the main Rooney Valley Trail.

The option to the left adds a couple of short steep climbs and descents, followed by a final descent on 2-track back down to the Green Mountain Loop, at the southern edge.

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Family Friendly, ADA Accessible, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Electic Mountain Bikes Allowed

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Check-Ins

May 30, 2020
Tom McKim
5.8mi
May 17, 2020
Tom Seibert
May 13, 2020
August Organschi
May 5, 2020
Caitlin G
1.5mi
May 3, 2020
Caitlin G
2mi
Apr 28, 2020
Caitlin G
2mi
Apr 20, 2020
Ellie M
6mi
Apr 11, 2020
Caitlin G
took novice loop up 3.1mi

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  4.0 from 64 votes

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#27

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#63

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Photos

View due south from the top of Rooney Valley Trail, right before the descent.
May 31, 2019 near West Pl…, CO
Coming out of Rooney Valley Trail
Jan 17, 2020 near West Pl…, CO
Rather be riding than driving.
Jan 11, 2019 near West Pl…, CO
A beautiful sunset from a clockwise loop, turns out counterclockwise is the better way to enjoy the Rooney Valley Trail.
Jul 8, 2017 near Morrison, CO
Top of Green Mountain, looking North - South Table Mtn, North Table Mtn, Golden and Longs Peak in the distance.
Dec 4, 2017 near West Pl…, CO
Loved all the wild flowers!  On the Rooney Valley Trail
May 11, 2015 near Morrison, CO

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