4 miles
Distance
1,698 ft
Climb
-21 ft
Descent
01:21:49
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 (2 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
    75 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 45 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
More Stats for Cub Creek Trail mountain bike 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
    01:21:49
  • Avg reverse time
    01:02:42
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Status:
on Jul 6, 2020
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (6 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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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
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  • < 2 days
  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • eBike Charging Point eBike Charging Point
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Gate Gate
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Ladder Ladder
  • Stairs Stairs
  • Bridge Bridge
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Cub Creek Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Jul 6, 2020 @ 5:45pm
      15 hours
      Jun 20, 2020 @ 10:41am
      Jun 20, 2020
      Downed trees among the aspens, otherwise great. The rain last two days really helped
      Jun 17, 2020 @ 3:33pm
      Jun 17, 2020
      2 new trees down
      May 18, 2020 @ 7:57pm
      May 18, 2020
      There is exactly one very small snow drift that you may need to walk around, and one downed tree across the trail with a rollover built. Upper...
      May 17, 2020 @ 9:06pm
      May 17, 2020
      Most spots are really dry, while up just above half there is snow on the trail
      view all reports »

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 17 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 148 rides
      • 13 miles avg distance
      All
      • 5 rides
      •  

      Photos

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      32 |
      Jun 14, 2020 @ 2:12am
      Jun 14, 2020
      21 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 12:21pm
      Jun 11, 2020
      25 |
      Jun 11, 2020 @ 12:20pm
      Jun 11, 2020
      26 |
      May 22, 2020 @ 3:02pm
      May 22, 2020

      Routes with this trail

      titleratingdistance
      Staunton + Cub Creek
      28 miles

      6 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      flag chacou (Dec 12, 2018 at 12:57)
       Brutal climb, rowdy downhill. A good lollipop ride to test your endurance and skills.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag chacou (May 6, 2019 at 12:23)
       *meant to type "out-n-back" instead of lollipop
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag 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
      flag Andrewlryder (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.
      [Reply]

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