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green Wildcat Mountain Trail

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 73' 22 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 6,360' 1,938 m
Low: 6,287' 1,916 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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Trail shared by Michael Netland

Great views of the South Metro and the Front Range from atop Wildcat Mountain.

Michael Netland

E-Bikes Unknown

Features -none-

Closed in the spring to avoid disturbing raptor nesting.

Description

On the Wildcat Mountain network of trails in the HRCA Backcountry Open Space, this loop is an overall easy and fast singletrack. Beware of other hikers on the trail seeking the same great view from the Wildcat Mountain overlook. There is one small, easy/intermediate technical section near the overlook to make this loop even more interesting.

This loop can be accessed by parking at the Rocky Heights Middle School and riding up the Douglas County East/West trail that parallels Monarch Blvd. Once you crest the top of Monarch, you'll see the gate and signage marking the entrance of the Wildcat Mountain trail area.

This loop can also be accessed more directly by driving up Monarch Blvd from Rocky Heights Middle School, cresting the hill and turning left into a small parking area by the horse corral. From there, it's a short connector ride (0.2mi) to the gate leading into the Wildcat Mountain trail area.

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Oct 14, 2017
Mike Vander Ploeg
Sunny and dry conditions. Clear skies made for a great view. 1.6mi
Nov 29, 2016
Jeffrey Adam
Sep 21, 2016
Michael Netland
Sep 16, 2016
Ryan Gifford
Sep 4, 2016
Michael Netland
Aug 29, 2016
Greg Gould
Aug 21, 2016
George McCague
Jun 28, 2016
Christopher Powell
0.8mi

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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#568

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