Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
MTB Project Logo

Laurel Mountain

 4.4 (17)

6.2 Miles 9.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,580' 482 m

Ascent

-50' -15 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

4,691' 1,430 m

High

3,161' 963 m

Low

Shared By Paul Stahlschmidt

Conditions


All Clear 43 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud: Starting to get some leaves on the trail. Fall is here! History

Getting forecast...

A gradual climb with some technical sections.

Paul Stahlschmidt

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Description

The most popular starting location for Laurel is from FS 1206 near Yellow Gap. From this Laurel trailhead, you can ride it as an out/back, or combine it with a loop on Pilot Rock. From 1206, Laurel is a climb that doesn't really let up, but it's gradual overall.

Some sections are steep though, and the trail passes through several named gaps. There are also many short, rocky sections throughout, but for the most part, this trail traverses the contours Laurel Mountain through some amazing groves of mature Mountain Laurel.

The mountain and trail are aptly named. The first five miles gain about 1000 ft. After about 5 or 6 miles there is a major hike-a-bike; youll know when you're there. The last mile, including this section, gains over 500 feet.

The intersection with the Laurel Mountain Connector near Turkey Spring Gap will be on the left. From here, you can continue with Pilot, or turn around and enjoy a return on Laurel downhill.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

Oct 7, 2018
Connor Woodruff
Jun 12, 2018
Lee Isenbarg
May 11, 2018
Allen Braswell
long tough climb
Feb 1, 2018
Forrest Cory
Snow at the top starting a mile before the major hike a bike all the way up - slow and painful
Oct 11, 2017
Richard Peters
Jul 4, 2017
Dan Koch
14mi
Apr 1, 2017
Todd Edwards
Oct 23, 2016
Hillary Rose Owens

Stewarded By


Trail Ratings

  4.4 from 17 votes

#594

Overall
  4.4 from 17 votes
5 Star
47%
4 Star
41%
3 Star
12%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#594

Overall
94 Views Last Month
3,418 Since Jun 10, 2013
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult

0%
0%
29%
50%
21%
0%

0 Comments

MTB Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Mountain Bike

MTB Project is supported by

Support Your Local IMBA Chapter