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North Fork Trail

 11 votes

9.6 Miles 15.4 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,816' 554 m

Ascent

-500' -152 m

Descent

7,554' 2,303 m

High

6,102' 1,860 m

Low

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

All Clear

8 days agoUpdate

From the South Platte to Reynolds Park, this trail is all awesome.

Lyle Tucker

Overview

Description

I found the best way to ride this trail is from the parking area at its lowest point - along the north fork of the South Platte River. By parking here you'll have driven past Reynolds Park which is the high point of the ride.

From the parking lot, you'll start a mellow climb through scattered ponderosa pine and an abundance of pretty much every type of wildflower in the state (when I went early July). The trail is a rolling climb for the first 7 or so miles - a couple hundred ft. up, then 100ft down - you'll come to some doubletrack for about 1 mile then the trail branches back off and continues to climb.

At approximately mile 8, you start a longer downhill into Reynolds Park. Continue to the intersection of Hummingbird Trail and take a left to start a fun and fast 1 mile descent to South Foxton Road.

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Jun 24, 2017
Richard Hopkins
16mi — 3h 13m
May 27, 2017
Merritt Gile
Oct 27, 2016
Travis Leonard
Excellent, dry and loose in a few areas. The wash out was repaired nicely! 19mi
May 22, 2016
jeff gerleman

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  3.5 from 11 votes

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#754

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All Clear 8 days ago
Just a couple icy spots, 99% dry
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This trail is a perfect for the intermediate rider. Oct 30, 2016
Super smooth flow-style trail. No obstacles or rocks worth mentioning. Climbing is mostly moderate angle with a few tight switchbacks. Great views. Beginner level technically, but the drop-offs to the side and climbing push it a little higher in grade. Apr 18, 2017
Nothing technical about this trail and a good bit of sand/gravel. Good trail if you're all about x-country or just spinning for a workout. Very boring if you like any obstacles whatsoever (this trail is completely devoid of features, even basic ones). Some decent views, but nothing spectacular. As previous have said, a couple sections that with some mild/moderate exposure, but nothing crazy. Oct 15, 2017

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