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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  • 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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      Cox Hill top section
      Cox Hill top section
      5:06 | 158 | comments: 1 | favs:
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      Cox Hill
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      Cox Hill First Descent
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      Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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      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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