5.6 miles
Distance
729 ft
Climb
-732 ft
Descent
2 miles
High Point

The Mud Lake Kinnickinnick and Tungsten Loops are great beginner rides, but when you add on Sherwood you bump up the difficulty (and fun). This is an beginner/intermediate ride.

Start at the Mud Lake trailhead and make the next left onto Tungsten Loop. Follow the loop around and then make the a left and then quick right to hit Kinnickinnick Loop in the counterclockwise direction. Make sure you stay left at the next intersection and don't follow the neighborhood access trail out of the system. Make a right and then a quick left to get back to Tungsten.

Then make a left on Caribou Ranch Link and follow the trail to Sherwood Creek Road. Take a left on Sherwood Creek Road and then look for the singletrack on the right. Take the right onto Sherwood, after the switchback you'll come to a fork. The right is Chickadee - this is the unofficial climbing trail, with Sherwood (the downhill trail) to your left. Take the right onto Chickadee, it goes almost to the top of Sherwood. When you hit the road, take a left, then look for Sherwood on the left side of the road. Sherwood is some of the swoopiest, flowiest, funnest singletrack in the county and at a mile long you may want to take a couple laps. When you are ready to come back, retrace your steps to the Tungsten loop (left on the road, right on Caribou Ranch link). Take a left on Tungsten and another left to get back to the parking lot.

Detailed Description
Mud Lake + Sherwood is a 8934 moderately popular intermediate route located near Nederland Colorado. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 5 trails. This route climbs 222.2 with a max elevation of 2677.9 then descends -223.2.
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  • Primary Activity
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  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
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  • Direction
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  • Physical rating
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  • Ridelogs
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More Stats for Mud Lake + Sherwood mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    8,343 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,367 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,363 ft
  • Grade
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  • Grade max
    -22.1%
  • Grade min
    23.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,240 ft
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Sherwood Forest Trail
May 12, 2022 @ 3:49pm
May 12, 2022
totally clear from west terminus to the old mine junction. From the mine junction headed east * a pile of trees blocks the trail at one point * the logging road has an awkward intersection with the trail near the junction with reload. Stay to the right if you're headed east.
Chickadee
May 12, 2022 @ 3:47pm
May 12, 2022
seasonal runoff is going, little bit of mud around that. Otherwise good to go. Eastern part (starting about the aspen grove) has been thinned, looking a little different, but mostly the same.
Tungsten Access
Nov 10, 2020 @ 6:00am
Nov 10, 2020
Trail is open, if you ride, please update conditions. reporter
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