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Rooney Valley Trail

Intermediate
 4.1 (115)

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


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Map Key

3.1

Miles

5.0

KM

Singletrack

6,845' 2,086 m

High

6,157' 1,877 m

Low

66' 20 m

Up

754' 230 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Description

Note: It's been strongly recommended that people ride this trail downhill (as mapped), but it is possible to encounter hikers and uphill riders as well, so be alert.

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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Shared By:

Michael Ahnemann

Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 115 votes

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  4.1 from 115 votes
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Photos

Flow with a view.
Apr 10, 2022 near West Pl…, CO
View due south from the top of Rooney Valley Trail, right before the descent.
May 31, 2019 near West Pl…, 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
Rolling through the S curves.
Apr 10, 2022 near West Pl…, CO
Wild flowers really coming on.
Jun 17, 2021 near West Pl…, CO
Coming out of Rooney Valley Trail
Jan 17, 2020 near West Pl…, CO

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