6 miles
Distance
1,897 ft
Climb
-1,562 ft
Descent
01:16:32
Avg time

Walker Ranch Loop Details

  • Riding Area
    Boulder Open Space
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (1 vote)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
    Popular direction shown
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Global Ranking
    #13113 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    50 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking

A ride with some of the more rewarding descents in the area although be prepared to work for them. Walker Ranch is most notable for fast loose descents followed by steep leg and lung busting climbs. Be prepared for a mandatory hike-a-bike section as the trail heads down to South Boulder Creek.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Walker Ranch Loop bike trail
  • Altitude change
    334 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,426 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,343 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,435 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,770 ft
  • Grade
    0.982%
  • Grade max
    -204.665%
  • Grade min
    104.63%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    2,335 ft
  • Avg time
    01:16:32
  • Avg reverse time
    00:28:39
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Status:
on Jul 19, 2018
Dry
Avg: 4.5 (4 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

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  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

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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 or Major Issue / Red

  • 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 Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • 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
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
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      Walker Ranch Loop Trail Reports

      datedescription
      Jul 19, 2018 @ 6:19am
      Jul 19, 2018
      May 14, 2018 @ 12:59pm
      May 14, 2018
      In good shape, very minor erosion from recent storms.
      Apr 28, 2018 @ 9:53pm
      Apr 28, 2018
      All dry and fast!
      Apr 19, 2018 @ 6:21am
      Apr 19, 2018
      All clear! No snow. A bit cold in the late afternoon though
      Nov 11, 2017 @ 12:46pm
      Nov 11, 2017
      Lots of packed slush and melted snow.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      6 Months
      • 45 rides
      • 9 miles avg distance
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      • 346 rides
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      Photos

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      Walker Ranch Loop, Boulder
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      Walker Ranch Loop, Boulder
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      Dec 9, 2015 @ 5:49am
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      Walker Ranch Loop, Boulder
      304 |
      May 14, 2015 @ 4:17pm
      May 14, 2015
      Walker Ranch Loop, Lafayette

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