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North Table Loop

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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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All Clear 2 days ago
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Big climbs. Rowdy descents. Amazing 360-degree views.

Leslie Kehmeier

Overview [Suggest Changes]

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 [Suggest Changes]

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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Jun 23, 2018
Brett M
Went around 5:30pm. Large rattlesnake spread across the fire road about 200 yards up. No thanks, turned back.
Jun 23, 2018
Jerry Lynch
distance and time are rough estimates 7.5mi
Jun 22, 2018
Wendi Anderson
Jun 21, 2018
Hunter Ruth
8mi
Jun 20, 2018
Meg Simon
Jun 20, 2018
Caitlin G
First mtb ride ever! 7.5mi — 2h 00m
Jun 16, 2018
Garret Iwata
Jun 14, 2018
Ben Scuderi

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  3.7 from 157 votes

#28

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  3.7 from 157 votes
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#11

in Colorado

#28

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How long would it take to complete the full loop, for a novice rider? Aug 23, 2016
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
How do you guys take these cool pics of yourselves on bikes?? Apr 25, 2018

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