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North Table Loop

 134 votes

Length

7.5 Miles 12.0 Kilometers


80%

Singletrack

Elevation

883' 269 m

Ascent

-934' -285 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

6,482' 1,976 m

High

5,857' 1,785 m

Low

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Big climbs. Rowdy descents. Amazing 360-degree views.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview

Overall, this is a nice mellow ride that feels somewhat remote, despite being right on the edge of town. There's a decent amount of climbing, so the ride isn't trivial, but it's not technical, and it's straightforward to follow.

Description

From the North Table parking lot, this trail heads due southeast and starts a brutal gravel road climb... Once you're nearly at the top, the trail passes Tilting Mesa Trail and then tops out at its high point. Be sure to soak up the views!

Shortly after cresting the climb, the trail descends. Slightly at first, and then almost as steeply as the initial climb. This descent is raucous and winding, but be sure to keep an eye out for other trail users heading up the hill. At the bottom of the descent, North Table Loop contours on bench cut trail back to the north, bypassing Neighborhood Access Trail on your right and Cottonwood Canyon Trail on your left.

Continue straight, as the trail winds and rolls its way around the table's east side. Eventually, you'll come to the second largest descent of the ride, where you'll be greeted with some very tight switchbacks. Once at the bottom of this descent, you'll be at a junction with Lithic Trail, a short neighborhood access trail. Stay left to continue on the ride.

From Lithic Trail, the ride climbs and then continues to contour the table. This section of the ride is fast, flowing, and fun. So, open it up and really get some speed going! Eventually, after bypassing Table Rock and Mesa Top for a second time, you'll be at the North Table parking lot.

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Apr 18, 2018
Jeff Tittiger
7.5mi — 1h 15m
Apr 17, 2018
awhittle4
Rough ride, especially the southern edge downhill. Brutal climbs to start and a couple more in the middle. Over all solid intermediate trail. 7.5mi
Apr 17, 2018
MBX5
Apr 14, 2018
Chris Jones
Apr 12, 2018
Nate Schulte
7.5mi
Apr 12, 2018
Kennedy May
7mi
Apr 10, 2018
Brian Podobnik
Apr 10, 2018
Thomas Pyke

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  3.7 from 134 votes

#26

Overall
  3.7 from 134 votes
5 Star
14%
4 Star
53%
3 Star
24%
2 Star
7%
1 Star
2%
Rankings

#9

in Colorado

#26

Overall
1,927 Views Last Month
42,863 Since Jun 17, 2016
Intermediate Intermediate

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Just did it today, pretty leisurely pace (apart from the long uphill start, which pretty much has no leisurely pace) and we did it in about an hour, hour and a half if you take your time and have some stops. Also if you are a novice I would watch out for the southern half, I would say the trails there are blue/black. 2/3 of the trail is nice and smooth, though. Aug 29, 2016
I saw this ranked 17th overall and had to post something. For any half decent rider, north table is just plain boring. In the area, there are a lot of rides that are better than north table in every way. I live in golden and ride 5 days a week and haven't been here for 2 years. It is flat, boring, and features nothing remotely technical or challenging. Aug 11, 2017
jack mehoff what are the better rides you recommend? Aug 19, 2017

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