6 miles
Distance
2,247 ft
Climb
-2,260 ft
Descent
2 miles
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North Trail Details

  • Riding Area
    Vail - North of I-70
    Vail, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Moderate
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #43692 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 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.

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More Stats for North Trail bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -13 ft
  • Altitude min
    8,255 ft
  • Altitude start
    8,268 ft
  • Altitude end
    8,255 ft
  • Grade
    -0.038%
  • Grade max
    -72.237%
  • Grade min
    66.029%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,128 ft
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  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • 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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  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
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      Jan 18, 2017 @ 2:36pm
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      May 19, 2014 @ 3:19pm
      May 19, 2014
      North Trail, Vail
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      May 19, 2014 @ 3:19pm
      May 19, 2014
      North Trail, Vail

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