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


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Map Key

7.5

Miles

12.0

KM

80%

Singletrack

6,482' 1,976 m

High

5,857' 1,785 m

Low

883' 269 m

Up

934' 285 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Allowed

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Leslie Kehmeier with improvements by Cory N

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 331 votes

#110

Overall
  3.7 from 331 votes
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Photos

Rare foggy morning ride on the North Table Loop.
Jun 17, 2016 near Golden, CO
North Table Mountain provides an excellent ride close to town.
Feb 18, 2017 near Golden, CO
Morning sunrise.
Oct 29, 2015 near Golden, CO
Great views and descent!!
May 18, 2022 near Golden, CO
Even on wagon wheels, you can easily cruise the tight switchbacks on North Table.
Jul 7, 2017 near Golden, CO
Part of the "Table" in North Table Mountain...from the north side.
Jun 17, 2016 near Golden, CO
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Check-Ins

Aug 19, 2023
Adam Recker
The top rminded me of Mars 4.3mi
Aug 19, 2023
Jake Crouse
7.4mi
Jul 8, 2023
Taylor Jones
1h 18m
Jul 2, 2023
Bill Sumrow
7.5mi — 9h 25m
Jul 1, 2023
Luke Kratzer
Not my favorite. 5.5. Strong technical sections with too much bland in-between 7.4mi
Jul 1, 2023
Shalom Kaiser
tar
Jun 25, 2023
David Labak
rode with svet, pretty good trail but too many roads and highways takes away from the scenic nature vibes, don't like that 7.5mi — 1h 30m
Jun 8, 2023
Parker Stocking
Fun ride, felt it maybe should be rated blue/black but 8.2mi — 1h 11m
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