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North Fork Shanahan Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (7)

A steep trail embedded in the woods of the Boulder Foothills.


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1.3

Miles

2.1

KM

79%

Runnable

6,338' 1,932 m

High

5,745' 1,751 m

Low

593' 181 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Description

Starting from Lehigh Connector North, Shanahan - North Fork Trail climbs steeply through a forest area spotted with trees. After some climbing, the trail intersects with the Cragmoor Connector trail - turn left at this intersection to stay on the Shanahan - North Fork Trail.

Again, the trail ascends steeply, not contouring at all. Pass Shanahan Connector on your left and continue straight. Eventually, after the steepest portion, this trail terminates at the Mesa Trail.

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Tom Robson

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  3.9 from 7 votes

#5

in Boulder

#10659

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#5

in Boulder

#953

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#10,659

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Photos

South Boulder Peak with permission from BoulderTraveler
Jan 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Flowering in the Spring by Hardscrabble with permission from Hobbes7714 Photo Credit: Andrew Wahr  Link: https://twitter.com/WahrAndrew
Jan 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO
Shanahan Trail Yellow Daisies with permission from BoulderTraveler
Jan 8, 2015 near Boulder, CO

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