6.6 miles
Distance
1,635 ft
Climb
-1,589 ft
Descent
01:29:23
Avg time
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North Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    North Vail
    Vail, Colorado
  • Ref Number
    #1896
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
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  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #74610 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #38009 in Trail Running
    • #42901 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 45 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    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.

Disclaimer

This trail is subject to a USFS seasonal wildlife closure from 4/15 - 6/20 to protect deer and elk during calving season

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for North Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    46 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,244 ft
  • Altitude max
    9,197 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,244 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,291 ft
  • Grade
    0.1%
  • Grade max
    -157.2%
  • Grade min
    52.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,037 ft
  • Avg time
    01:29:23
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      Oct 19, 2023 @ 8:05pm
      Oct 19, 2023
      reporter
      Aug 26, 2023 @ 3:45am
      Aug 26, 2023
      Jun 22, 2023 @ 3:57pm
      Jun 22, 2023
      reporter Trails are open open for the season. VVMTA and Forest Service crews are working hard to clear any trees that may have fallen over the winter and...
      Jun 21, 2023 @ 12:05am
      Jun 21, 2023
      Apr 15, 2023 @ 12:01am
      Apr 15, 2023
      reporter Seasonally closed 4/15 - 6/20 to protect deer and elk during calving season
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