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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction
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The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.
  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Last Ridden
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine the last time a trail was ridden.
  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
Trail Ridden Direction
The intended direction a trail should be ridden.
  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
ContributeDetails
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  • Description
  • Photos
  • Description & Photos
  • Videos
Trail Popularity ?
Trailforks scans ridelogs to determine which trails are ridden the most in the last 9 months. Trails are compared with nearby trails in the same city region with a possible 25 colour shades. Think of this as a heatmap, more rides = more kinetic energy = warmer colors.
  • most popular
  • popular
  • less popular
  • not popular

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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
      The 1,362 acres of Hermit Park Open Space nestle into the hills at 7,880-8,964 feet elevation. Ponderosa pine forests and wetland meadows characterize this beautiful property and its abundant habitat for an impressive variety of mountain wildlife. Features include cabins, RV and tent camping, group campground, reservable group pavilion, and trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

      The preservation of this stunning area was a joint effort between Larimer County, Agilent Technologies, Town of Estes Park, Estes Valley Land Trust, Great Outdoors Colorado, City of Loveland, Erion Foundation, City of Fort Collins, McWhinney Foundation, Town of Berthoud, and many more contributors.
      Primary Trail Type: All-Mountain & Downhill
      Lion Gulch Trailhead Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 4
      • 3
      • 8
      • 1
      • 1

      Region Status
      Caution as of Sep 18, 2019 ago

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #3,126
      State Ranking
      #97
      Trails (view details)
      18
      Trails Mountain Bike
      17
      Trails Hike
      18
      Trails Trail Running
      18
      Total Distance
      34 miles
      Total Descent
      8,467 ft
      Total Vertical
      4,071 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      11,352 ft
      Reports
      29
      Photos
      36
      Ridden Counter
      414

      Photos of Hermit Park Open Space Mountain Bike

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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:32pm
      Sep 18, 2019
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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:32pm
      Sep 18, 2019
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      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:32pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      0 |
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:31pm
      Sep 18, 2019

      Videos of Hermit Park Open Space Mountain Bike

      Smokey City Loop part 3, 667, Re-Trout
      5:16 | 93 | May 13, 2018
      youtuber ◆◆ | Lion Gulch | One of the most...
      15:08 | 20 | Oct 3, 2019 , Estes Park
      youtuber Well that wasn't how I expected my downhill at...
      17:56 | 64 | Sep 16, 2019 , Estes Park

      Recent Trail Reports

      statustraildateconditionuserinfo
      Moose Meadow Trail
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:35pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      Drytessgoodman
      Kruger Rock Trail
      Jul 22, 2019 @ 5:02pm
      Jul 22, 2019
      DrympirrettiKruger rock is no longer allowed for mtb,...
      Limber Pine Trail (Lower)
      Jul 6, 2019 @ 9:05am
      Jul 6, 2019
      Dryprovin1327
      Meadow Loop Trail (1006)
      Jun 28, 2019 @ 7:23am
      Jun 28, 2019
      Prevalent MudNopedRightOutStanding water, super marshy bog, avoid!
      120A
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Sep 23, 2018
      DryAbacall
      Lion Gulch Trail
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Sep 23, 2018
      DryAbacallGreat going down, hike a bike going up...
      Limber Pine Trail (Upper)
      Sep 23, 2018 @ 11:52am
      Sep 23, 2018
      Very DryAbacall
      Stairs
      May 11, 2018 @ 11:21am
      May 11, 2018
      UnknownmrbalkyThis trail now appears to be closed by...

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #902514trailforksaddvideo◆◆ | Lion Gulch | One of the most technical trails along the Front Range?
      Oct 3, 2019 @ 7:00am
      Oct 3, 2019
      user #493966TheNormskcommenttrailLion Gulch Trail and 1 more
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:08am
      Oct 2, 2019
      user #1936587ian7mriddentrailLion Gulch Trail
      Sep 22, 2019 @ 12:37pm
      Sep 22, 2019
      user #1837768tessgoodmanaddreportMoose Meadow Trail
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:35pm
      Sep 18, 2019
      user #1837768tessgoodmanaddphoto in Wichita, Kansas, United States and 7 more
      Sep 18, 2019 @ 8:24pm
      Sep 18, 2019

      Recent Comments

      usernametypetitlecommentdate
      user #493966TheNormsktrailLion's Paw ConnectorA short eroded double track. The erosion is...
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:10am
      Oct 2, 2019
      user #493966TheNormsktrailLion Gulch TrailSome section of blue rated trail, mostly black...
      Oct 2, 2019 @ 7:08am
      Oct 2, 2019
      user #1864782JeffWearytrailKruger Rock TrailSignage indicated at trailhead NO MTB from the...
      Jul 25, 2019 @ 7:50am
      Jul 25, 2019
      user #935744AbacalltrailLion Gulch TrailDefinitely not fun uphill, a blast downhill.
      Jul 7, 2019 @ 7:13am
      Jul 7, 2019
      user #1735709CparisftrailKruger Rock TrailKruger Rock Trail is permanently closed to bikes.
      May 15, 2019 @ 5:09pm
      May 15, 2019

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