7 miles
Distance
1,901 ft
Climb
-1,922 ft
Descent
01:27:14
Avg time
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North Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Vail - North of I-70
    Vail, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #43692 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    25 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Manager
    USFS

Popular hiking and biking trail in Vail. Best ridden from East to West as a full ride. Used as a connector from Buffehr Creek to create a loop.

Climbs up from the Red Sandstone Rd trailhead, followed by a washed out down, cross the creek, and then start heading back up. Steep but fun climb and gets better once you hit the aspens. The top of the climb offers some great views of Vail. Downhill is tight, fun, and fast. The last section is a bit washed out but the VVMBA plans to totally reroute this in the summer of 2019.

Once you hit the Davos doubletrack, head right and uphill for about .5 miles for some bonus singletrack coming down to the Frontage Rd.

More Stats for North Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -21 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,247 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,218 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,268 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,247 ft
  • Grade
    -0.06%
  • Grade max
    -69.503%
  • Grade min
    32.097%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,220 ft
  • Avg time
    01:27:14
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Status:
on Oct 16, 2019
Dry
Avg: 3.5 (2 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • Double Black Diamond

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  • 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
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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  • 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
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      North Trail Trail Reports

      statusdatedescription
      Oct 16, 2019 @ 12:23pm
      Oct 16, 2019
      trail has dried out from last week's snow
      Sep 27, 2019 @ 4:21pm
      Sep 27, 2019
      Aug 25, 2019 @ 6:33am
      Aug 25, 2019
      One large aspen across the trail near the top of the western section of the trail (before the final summit if you are riding E-W). Easy to climb...
      Jul 11, 2019 @ 3:43pm
      Jul 11, 2019
      reporter
      Jun 21, 2019 @ 8:58am
      Jun 21, 2019
      reporter Open - but wet/muddy, watch for downed trees
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 1 rides
      • 12 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 13 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      All
      • 0 rides
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      Sep 1, 2019 @ 9:06am
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      35 |
      Jul 24, 2019 @ 8:21am
      Jul 24, 2019
      45 |
      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:36pm
      Jan 18, 2017
      119 |
      May 27, 2014 @ 3:05pm
      May 27, 2014
      | 1 comments

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