Trail Run Project Logo

Cairn Trail

Intermediate
 2.0 (1)

The local's access trail to the Sanitas Valley system.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.4

Miles

0.6

KM

84%

Runnable

5,769' 1,758 m

High

5,629' 1,716 m

Low

140' 43 m

Up

10' 3 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Runner Notes

The trail surface is packed dirt.

Description

The Cairn Trail can be done in either direction and is not really a destination trail. Instead, it is mostly used by locals living in the Newlands neighborhood of Boulder. Starting from Linden Avenue, the trail skirts backyards through open fields and gently gains elevation. It eventually tops a small ridge and crosses a debris slide from the 2013 flood before connecting to the Goat Trail.

The Cairn Trail gets its name from the huge rock Cairn on an upper part of this trail that is now closed. Please respect the "closed for revegetation" signs and do not use the Upper Cairn Trail.

Shared By:

Megan W

Trail Ratings

  2.0 from 1 vote

#36960

Overall
  2.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
0%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
100%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#2,840

in Colorado

#36,960

Overall
11 Views Last Month
470 Since Dec 5, 2014
Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

Photos

Views to the north from the Cairn Trail
Dec 5, 2014 near Boulder, CO
Hikers and dogs enjoy the Cairn Trail
Dec 5, 2014 near Boulder, CO
Taking in the views of Boulder from the Cairn Trail
Dec 5, 2014 near Boulder, CO

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Sep 30, 2017
Michael Reschly