1.2 miles
Distance
53 ft
Climb
-668 ft
Descent
00:08:19
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
    90 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 75 in Trail Running
    • 95 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
    00:08:19
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:51
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Status:
on May 29, 2024
Ideal
Avg: 4.25 (16 votes)
Your vote: 0

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      Wathen Trail Reports

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      May 29, 2024 @ 10:26am
      May 29, 2024
      Mostly hero dirt with a couple of soft spots after the recent rains
      May 22, 2024 @ 12:28am
      May 22, 2024
      Apr 14, 2024 @ 3:20am
      Apr 14, 2024
      Apr 4, 2024 @ 11:32pm
      Apr 4, 2024
      Some snow on the drop-in. Lots of running water on the rest of the trail.
      Dec 16, 2023 @ 5:06am
      Dec 16, 2023
      Majority of trail is dry with some icy patches. All ridable with care.
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      Recent Ridelog Activity on Trail

      Past Week
      • 21 rides
      • 14 miles avg distance
      6 Months
      • 235 rides
      • 15 miles avg distance
      All
      • 4,281 rides
      • Last: Jun 23, 2024

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      Apr 29, 2024 @ 12:33pm
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      Jul 6, 2022 @ 8:14pm
      Jul 6, 2022
      254 |
      Sep 19, 2020 @ 5:20pm
      Sep 19, 2020
      428 |
      Jun 5, 2018 @ 8:53pm
      Jun 5, 2018

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