11 miles
Distance
1,804 ft
Climb
-1,796 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

This loop takes in many of the multiple trails that make up the Foothills system. Easily accessible from anywhere in town. It's a mix of greens, blues, blacks and a double black section. The double black section is known locally as The Tropics. It can be skipped by riding across Soldier Canyon Dam instead of taking the trail down the east side of the hogback, crossing Laporte Ave and climbing back up.

Avg difficulty is based on the IMBA Trail Difficulty Rating System. Most local riders would rate this as a blue with some black sections.

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More Stats for Foothills Figure 8's mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    8 ft
  • Altitude min
    5,177 ft
  • Altitude start
    5,197 ft
  • Altitude end
    5,205 ft
  • Grade
    0.014%
  • Grade max
    -35.776%
  • Grade min
    35.534%
  • Distance climb
    5 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,191 ft
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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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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  • Photos
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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Table or Bench eBike Charging Point
  • Other Other
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      Maxwell with the new hero7 black
      Maxwell with the new hero7 black
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