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North Table Loop

 120 votes


7.5 Miles 12.0 Kilometers




883' 269 m


-934' -285 m



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Max Grade (8°)

6,482' 1,976 m


5,857' 1,785 m



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Some Mud - Trail is nice a few wet spots, beautiful ride over all. History

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

Leslie Kehmeier


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.


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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Jan 9, 2018
Mark Baker
Great riding conditions. Fun loop. 7.2mi
Jan 8, 2018
Richard Billings
Dec 18, 2017
Anna Peterson
Dec 18, 2017
Craig Gomulka
Dec 17, 2017
Scott Miles
Large group of riders near top of Cottonwood Canyon ran my wife off the trail, causing her to fall. Not one stopped to help or apologize. Shameful. 7mi — 2h 30m
Dec 17, 2017
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7mi — 1h 00m
Dec 16, 2017
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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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