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Trail

9.4 mile 15.1 kilometer loop
80% Singletrack
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 965' 294 m
Descent: -970' -296 m
High: 6,544' 1,995 m
Low: 5,870' 1,789 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 18% (10°)

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Trail shared by Hunter Swanson

A beginner friendly loop on North Table mountain with a couple spicy moments.

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Rim Rock Trail will be closed February through July 2019 for wildlife protection. Exact dates are subject to change.

Overview

This loop makes use of the many trails on North Table mountain. It cuts off a major section of technical/rocky riding that the North Table Loop features. Avoiding this section makes it a more enjoyable ride for beginner or intermediate riders. Enjoy riding on Rim Rock, Cottonwood Canyon Trail, and the North Table Loop trail.

Need to Know

North Table Mountain main parking area has restrooms, bike pump and tools, and free parking.

Description

The ride starts from the North Table Mountain Park main parking lot with a grueling climb. At the top of the hill, you'll see a climbing area to your right and a trail merge ahead. Top out at the trail merge and continue straight onto the Tilting Mesa Trail (North Table Loop continues on to the right).

Enjoy some cross country riding along the top of North Table mountain. You'll merge onto Mesa Top briefly and continue on towards Rim Rock trail. You'll see the entrance to Rim Rock trail flanked by two large rocks and signs. Rim Rock is a fun, flowy climb through tall grass with views looking north towards Boulder. There is an awesome viewpoint as you crest the highpoint of the trail that overlooks Denver. From here, enjoy a fun, flowy descent with a couple technical moments.

You'll finish by crossing a small bridge and ending at a stone staircase. Walk or climb your bike up the staircase and continue on this trail (Mesa Top). At your next junction, make a left onto Cottonwood Canyon Trail. This a fun descent which will connect you with North Table Loop. There is one technical rock garden where beginner and some intermediate riders will be more confident walking their bike.

Once you connect with North Table Loop, you'll continue all the way around the perimeter of North Table Mountain and return back to the parking lot.

History & Background

"Lava flows formed North Table Mountain and its sister mesa, South Table Mountain, about 60 million years ago. Today, North Table Mountain Park visitors enjoy panoramic views, 15-plus miles of trails and breath-taking rock climbing." - JeffCo Open Space

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Jun 12, 2019
j sal
9.4mi
Jun 12, 2019
Tres E
Jun 7, 2019
sha cohen
May 27, 2019
Jake Werlin
Great ride. First climb is a beast. Rock Rim opens 6/15 FYI 7.4mi — 1h 00m
May 19, 2019
Jamie L
May 19, 2019
Kyle Donath
Only one feature worth approaching with care at beginning of main descent. 7.4mi
May 18, 2019
Katie Fuller
May 12, 2019
Joe Ryder

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