1,986 ft
Distance
37 ft
Climb
-341 ft
Descent
00:02:47
Avg time

Mesa Top (Connect) Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • E-Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    North Table Mountain Park
    Golden, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge, Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #17743 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #550 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 95 in E-Biking
    • 100 in Trail Running
    • 85 in Hiking

Short n' sweet drop from the mesa top back to the table loop. There's a complicated stair/rock garden feature at the top that is intimidating, but not too bad if you pick a good line. Scope it and/or walk it if you aren't comfortable. Steep, fast, and a lil chunky the rest of the way. Watch for hikers/runners coming up and be courteous.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Mesa Top (Connect) mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -304 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,029 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,335 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,335 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,032 ft
  • Grade
    -15.293%
  • Grade max
    -53.683%
  • Grade min
    42.421%
  • Distance climb
    132 ft
  • Distance down
    1,854 ft
  • Avg time
    00:02:47
  • Avg reverse time
    00:11:50
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Status:
on Dec 30, 2020
Snow Covered
Avg: 4 (3 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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  • < 1 week
  • < 2 weeks
  • < 1 month
  • < 6 months
  • > 6 months
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  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction
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Max Vehicle Width
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Radar Time
LEGEND
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
  • Boardwalk Boardwalk
  • Camping Camping
  • Cabin Cabin
  • Lodge Lodge
  • Bear Cache Bear Cache
  • Dock Dock
  • Ranger Station Ranger Station
  • Summit Summit
  • Other Other
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      Mesa Top (Connect) Trail Reports

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      Dec 30, 2020 @ 6:37am
      Dec 30, 2020
      Still above ~50% snow coverage today, so ride when frozen and it's great.
      Dec 7, 2020 @ 12:07pm
      Dec 7, 2020
      Dec 6, 2020 @ 9:33am
      Dec 6, 2020
      Oct 31, 2020 @ 1:18pm
      Oct 31, 2020
      Aug 16, 2020 @ 5:17pm
      Aug 16, 2020
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 8 rides
      • 8 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 790 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 3,553 rides
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      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:27am
      Nov 28, 2020
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      Nov 28, 2020 @ 10:25am
      Nov 28, 2020

      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 0
      shay8688 Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Sep 6, 2017 at 6:18)
       Trail starts with a rock stair feature and goes into very very steep and loose trail with several tight and highly exposed switch back. Hang on to your brakes this may be some of the fastest riding on the whole mountain.
      [Reply]
      • - 2
      Wildsidephotog Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Apr 8, 2019 at 11:52)
       Took this trail downhill on April 7. It’s marked as intermediate but is definitely an expert level segment. Super steep brake burner, rocky, loose, and a 9 of 10 on my scale of difficulty.
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      • + 0
      NorCalNomad Trailforks Pro Subscriber (Aug 17, 2019 at 10:12)
       Rad trail that definitely starts out as expert, but the rest of it is intermediate. Definitely try to make sure that the first 100ft at the top is clear of hikers before dropping in as it’s not really a place you can pass each other safely.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      srstudent (Apr 10, 2020 at 18:45)
       Definitely the most engaging descent on the mesa. The waterfall (stair at the top) is moderately challenging but otherwise it’s just fast.
      [Reply]

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