13 miles
3,223 ft
-3,222 ft
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


  • Difficulty rating
    Black Diamond
  • Route Type
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
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
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,399 ft
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Layers winter
Trail Style
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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
Cox Hill top section
Cox Hill top section
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Cox Hill
Cox Hill
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Aug 14, 2017
Cox Hill First Descent
Cox Hill First Descent
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Aug 14, 2017

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Cox Hill Trail
Oct 10, 2017 @ 9:56am
Oct 10, 2017
Tom Snow
Oct 7, 2017 @ 7:28pm
Oct 7, 2017
Small tree down across trail, can ride over or around. This is in between start the sections of R3. Trail from Bobcat & R3 is mostly dry and tacky. Some damp sections. Nearer R4, the boggy section is - kind of wet, but likely can ride through the makeshift log pathway if you have enough speed. Otherwise, the trail is in pretty good shape. Also, this section of the trail from R3 to R4 for Tom Snow, it's a bit overgrown since hardly anyone rides this trail. Everyone now rides Braggin Rights to Merlin.
Jumpingpound Ridge (Lusk Climb)
Jul 30, 2017 @ 10:14pm
Jul 30, 2017
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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