7.7 miles
Distance
1,517 ft
Climb
-1,507 ft
Descent
01:35:43
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Walker Ranch Loop Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Walker Ranch
    Boulder, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Blue (8 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #11418 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #7929 in Trail Running
    • #4385 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 50 in Trail Running
    • 70 in Hiking
  • Land Owner

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
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Walker Ranch Loop multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    10 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,441 ft
  • Altitude max
    7,337 ft
  • Altitude start
    7,219 ft
  • Altitude end
    7,228 ft
  • Grade max
    -119.6%
  • Grade min
    41.6%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    4 miles
  • Distance flat
    1,896 ft
  • Avg time
    01:35:43
  • Avg reverse time
    01:39:31
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on Jan 25, 2024
Icy
Avg: 4.15 (21 votes)
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      Walker Ranch Loop Trail Reports

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      Jan 25, 2024 @ 12:16pm
      Jan 25, 2024
      winter conditions- ice, mud, clear
      Jun 20, 2023 @ 2:26am
      Jun 20, 2023
      May 24, 2023 @ 10:36am
      May 24, 2023
      Overall it is running great and the wildflowers are really starting to pop! Watch out for wet and slippery roots on the Columbine Gulch descent....
      May 24, 2023 @ 8:05am
      May 24, 2023
      Few minor wet sections but generally good to ride
      Apr 20, 2023 @ 12:41pm
      Apr 20, 2023
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

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      • 49 rides
      • 17.9 km avg distance
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      • 1,306 rides
      • Last: Oct 21, 2023

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      Mar 9, 2019 @ 7:37am
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