ElevationAscent: 537' 164 m
Descent: -539' -164 m
High: 6,885' 2,099 m
Low: 6,585' 2,007 m
GradeAvg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 25% (14°)
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“Get that trail-to-yourself feeling at Pinewood Reservoir!”— Jared Crockett
Follow this trail all the way around to the southeast corner of the lake where there is another trailhead. From here, turn around and head back the way you came. Somewhere around the mid-point of the ride back, you'll encounter the Shoshone Trail heading up the mountain to your left.
Follow the Shoshone Trail up the hill. This climb is also somewhat steep and challenging with a few rock steps added in for good measure, and later, a series of wooden steps. Once you're at the top, however, let the good times flow.
The trail flows really nicely, with the exception of one sudden 90-degree turn into a down-step. Keep your eyes out for that. Otherwise, this section of trail is a blast to just open up and let 'er fly down the mountain.
The trail will spit you out right back at the dam where you can zip across back to your car. Riding the trails this way is sort of a reverse lollipop, and it allows you to cover all of the singletrack available here at Pinewood Reservoir.
If you're still up for more, you could turn around and try Shoshone Trail in the opposite direction, then head back to your car via the Besant Point Trail and Besant Point Connector.
Land Manager: Larimer County, Colorado