13 miles
Distance
3,223 ft
Climb
-3,222 ft
Descent
1 miles
High Point

Don't do this if you are fit or don't know how to fix flat tires.

As an evening, non-shuttle loop this is your best bet for Cox Hill. It starts with a decent warm up on a gravel road, followed by a long and challenging climb up Lusk, before tackling Cox. This loop misses out on Jumpingpound Ridge and that smaller summit, but still rewards you with some alpine and K-country's longest descent down Cox.

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Trails in Route

Details

  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    24
More Stats for Lusk Climb to Cox Hill mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    4,918 ft
  • Altitude start
    4,926 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,926 ft
  • Grade max
    -38.409%
  • Grade min
    40.908%
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,399 ft
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Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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Cox Hill top section
Cox Hill top section
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Aug 27, 2017
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Cox Hill
Cox Hill
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Aug 14, 2017
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Cox Hill First Descent
Cox Hill First Descent
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Aug 14, 2017

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Tom Snow
Sep 8, 2018 @ 3:44pm
Sep 8, 2018
Bear signage and a moose carcass in one of the meadows. Not worth the risk to ride. Kestrel is ridable to TS, but then you have to suffer the climb back out.
Cox Hill Trail
Aug 28, 2018 @ 5:43pm
Aug 28, 2018
There has been snow up here but not til you hit the down is it realluon the trail
Jumpingpound Ridge (Lusk Climb)
Aug 11, 2018 @ 11:17am
Aug 11, 2018
Powderface Trail
Nov 4, 2016 @ 9:46pm
Nov 4, 2016
50% dry / 50% soft and wet from Hwy 66 to Powderface Creek. No snow on road. Grated 03-Nov-2016.
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