ElevationAscent: 1,740' 530 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 7,770' 2,368 m
Low: 6,031' 1,838 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 26% (14°)
Current trail conditions
Popular rides nearby
Mount Falcon and Lair O' the Bear Loop
19.8 mi 31.9 km • Loop • 2,572 ft Ascent 783.85 m Ascent
Singletrack Morrison, CO( 59 )
Ape' Ney (Apex to Chimney)
9.3 mi 14.9 km • Point to Point • 1,623 ft Ascent 494.75 m Ascent
Singletrack West Pleasant View, CO( 19 )
Alderfer/Three Sisters/Dedisse Tour
13.0 mi 20.9 km • Out and Back • 1,920 ft Ascent 585.26 m Ascent
Singletrack Evergreen, CO( 140 )
North Table Mountain - South Loop
10.2 mi 16.4 km • Loop • 1,147 ft Ascent 349.64 m Ascent
Singletrack Applewood, CO( 37 )
Elk Meadow & Bergen Peak Loop
10.7 mi 17.2 km • Loop • 2,088 ft Ascent 636.51 m Ascent
Singletrack Kittredge, CO( 59 )
Navigate on-trail with our free app
Biked this trail?
Add details to help others plan their adventure.
“Not a super technical climb but nonetheless demanding due to the constant grade and obstacles.”— Mark Eller
About halfway up, a hard lefthand turn (with just a touch of tree shade) offers a brief respite before the climbing kicks in again. Then it's more grinding in small gears to the top. It's challenging to stay on the bike the entire time not because the technical challenge is super high but simply because of the relentless climbing and moderate obstacles that just keep coming.
A fit rider keeping the hammer down will need about 30 minutes (give or take) to reach the stone shelter. At a conversational pace, or with some breaks, the ascent could take an hour or more.
This trail continues all the way down to the other parking lot on the west side of the system at Mt. Falcon road, but most use Castle Trail to connect to the other great singletrack in the area.
From the stone shelter, continue on the Meadow trail to reach Parmalee and other Mt. Falcon singletrack. Or turn around at the shelter for the downhill leg just keep an eye peeled for uphill traffic and give yourself enough time to brake/yield on the sometimes loose surface.