3.7 miles
Distance
1,698 ft
Climb
-21 ft
Descent
01:17:45
Avg time

Cub Creek Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Maxwell Falls
    Evergreen, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #40
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (3 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #27021 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    85 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 55 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

An old school trail with a limited number of switchbacks, creating a lung buster of a continuous climb. The first mile tends to be drier and filled with loose rocks, the trail improves the higher you go, eventually becoming loamy at times. There are no real hard technical sections, one can find clear lines through all the rough bits. But between the endless rock and root gardens throughout and the painfully consistent grade, this one makes you earn it Coming back down the trail rides much better then you would expect, its a rowdy one!

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Cub Creek Trail mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    1,677 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,388 ft
  • Altitude max
    10,082 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,388 ft
  • Altitude end
    10,066 ft
  • Grade
    8.5%
  • Grade max
    -5.5%
  • Grade min
    53.6%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    1,053 ft
  • Distance flat
    420 ft
  • Avg time
    01:17:45
  • Avg reverse time
    00:36:04
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Status:
on Jun 6, 2021
Dry
Avg: 3.9 (8 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Both Directions
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  • One Direction
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      Cub Creek Trail Trail Reports

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      Jun 6, 2021 @ 11:54am
      Jun 6, 2021
      Good to go all the way up
      May 28, 2021 @ 9:22pm
      May 28, 2021
      Still some snow beginning at the fence. One short section of running water.
      May 20, 2021 @ 10:47am
      May 20, 2021
      Still big snow drifts at about 1.5 miles in, but drying up fast. Another week and much more of the trail will be rideable. Heads up, I spoke...
      May 8, 2021 @ 1:07pm
      May 8, 2021
      Too snowy past 1.5 miles
      Feb 28, 2021 @ 9:26am
      Feb 28, 2021
      Well packed snow for the first couple miles until just before the Stransky Ranch fence line. Then drifted hike a bike for a couple hundred meters,...
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 16 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 82 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      All
      • 411 rides
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      Photos

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      Jun 14, 2020 @ 2:12am
      Jun 14, 2020
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      Jun 11, 2020 @ 12:21pm
      Jun 11, 2020
      77 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 12:20pm
      Jun 11, 2020
      68 |
      May 22, 2020 @ 3:02pm
      May 22, 2020

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      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      chacou (Dec 12, 2018 at 12:57)
       Brutal climb, rowdy downhill. A good lollipop ride to test your endurance and skills.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      chacou (May 6, 2019 at 12:23)
       *meant to type "out-n-back" instead of lollipop
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      roaming50 (Sep 4, 2019 at 7:25)
       It should be noted that while Trailforks shows this trail continuing west to the Wilderness boundary after the North Elk turnoff, there is actually a signpost showing no bikes beyond the turn. Perhaps this was changed when North Elk became rideable and the trailforks route was not updated.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      ibmkidIII COMBA (Sep 4, 2019 at 8:57)
       Yup, signage just went up a couple months ago, used to be open to the wilderness boundary for bikes. Nice update!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      RichardWTerry (May 1, 2020 at 18:30)
       May 1, 2020 Lots of snow up top, cant pass through. Wait till the 10th maybe.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      andy-legrunge (May 18, 2020 at 20:11)
       It’s not an excessively technical climb - there are clear lines through all the rough bits, and no trials chops or superhuman strength are required, just good balance and basic bike-handling skills. But, between the momentum-sapping DG down low, the relentless onslaught of rock and root gardens throughout, and the consistently demoralizing grade, this one makes you earn it. Bring your deepest set of lungs. And yeah, it’s a damn rowdy time coming down.
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