North Table Loop

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7.5 Miles 12.0 Kilometers



883' 269 m


-934' -285 m


6,482' 1,976 m


5,857' 1,785 m



Avg Grade (3°)


Max Grade (8°)

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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.


Start this trail at the northern end of the main North Table parking lot, located just east of 93. Follow the mesa's contours as you take in the beautiful views of the nearby Hogsback hills, White Ranch Park and the surrounding front range mountains.

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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Dana Pearson
Dec 4, 2016
Leslie Kehmeier
Excellent weather. Busy day ahead of the snow. — 0h 45m
Nov 26, 2016
Leslie Kehmeier
Nov 21, 2016
Ryando Smithman
Casual ride 7.5mi
Nov 20, 2016
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Nov 8, 2016
Jscextreme Connelly
ran flat at mile 3.5 as far away from the the truck as possible. so I ran all the way back

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Minor Issues 13 days ago
Snowy, Icy: Best to get out when it's frozen.
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Tim Speciale It looks like they may have updated this. Originally it had you climb the trail and drop the fire road. Aug 17, 2016

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

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