1.2 miles
Distance
53 ft
Climb
-668 ft
Descent
00:07:49
Avg time

Wathen Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Horsetooth Mountain
    Fort Collins, Colorado
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Voted Difficulty
    Black Diamond (2 votes)
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    AM
  • Direction
    Downhill Primary
    Popular direction shown
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Rock Garden
  • Global Ranking
    #5049 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • #28457 in Trail Running
    • #6671 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    95 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 60 in Trail Running
    • 90 in Hiking

Possibly the most technical ride in Fort Collins, Wathen is a rowdy descent with everything from technical rock sections, rock rolls, roots, tight corners and fast dirt. Wathen is best accessed by climbing the road up Southridge. This trail is technically bi-directional so keep an eye out for hikers as it's easy to get fast and rowdy going down Wathen.

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More Stats for Wathen mountain bike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    -615 ft
  • Altitude min
    6,232 ft
  • Altitude max
    6,854 ft
  • Altitude start
    6,854 ft
  • Altitude end
    6,238 ft
  • Grade
    -9.8%
  • Grade max
    -72.96%
  • Grade min
    42.697%
  • Distance climb
    536 ft
  • Distance down
    1 mile
  • Distance flat
    255 ft
  • Avg time
    00:07:49
  • Avg reverse time
    00:20:28
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Status:
on Oct 20, 2021
Ideal
Avg: 4.65 (11 votes)

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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Groomed
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Snow Cover Inadequate
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Ideal
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
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      Wathen Trail Reports

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      Oct 20, 2021 @ 9:10am
      Oct 20, 2021
      Oct 10, 2021 @ 2:17pm
      Oct 10, 2021
      Sep 14, 2021 @ 1:11pm
      Sep 14, 2021
      Aug 31, 2021 @ 5:16pm
      Aug 31, 2021
      S/o to the trail maintenance guys fixed some water flow issues left some loose patches but they've packed down pretty good.
      Aug 1, 2021 @ 7:11am
      Aug 1, 2021
      A few soft spots due to recent heavy rains causing some erosion but aside from that g2g.
      view all reports » 10 social media mentions

      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 18 rides
      • 11 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 551 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      All
      • 1,965 rides
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      Photos

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      91 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:20pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      236 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 8:53pm
      Jun 5, 2018
      266 |
      Apr 10, 2017 @ 3:30pm
      Apr 10, 2017

      Routes with this trail

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      4 Reviews & Comments

      • + 2
      river29 (Aug 5, 2018 at 17:40)
       Not even close to the most technical descent but awesome. Check out Howard or Ginny if your looking for technical.
      [Reply]
      • + 2
      matthelm1 (Nov 6, 2018 at 19:44)
       This was a fun trail that was only somewhat technical. I rode it blind, and did not need to scout or walk any part. I would say this is more a blue black leaning more towards a black diamond trail. It was fun any way you look at it!
      [Reply]
      • + 0
      wrightwoodfilms (Sep 20, 2019 at 17:10)
       That was a fun trail. I liked the Semi Tech on this trail.
      [Reply]
      • + 1
      nharrichh (Aug 6, 2021 at 11:05)
       Great trail, builders managed to keep some flow with the tech
      [Reply]

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      Underexposed EP 8 - Ft. Collins, CO
      3:40 | 86 | May 18, 2021 , Fort Collins
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