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Apex Trail

 3.8 (9)

2.8 Miles 4.5 Kilometers


80%

Runnable

0' 0 m

Ascent

-1,319' -402 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

7,488' 2,282 m

High

6,169' 1,880 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 12 days ago
Snowy, Some Mud, Icy, Fallen Trees - Fallen tree about a mile from the trailhead History

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A continuous ascent through a rocky and rugged valley.

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Dogs Leashed

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Bicycle direction changes daily - take note to anticipate fast moving downhill bike traffic.

Runner Notes

This is a VERY popular trail. Along the way, you'll likely encounter multiple other runners along with hikers and many mountain bikers.

Description

Apex Trail is the main trail connecting many of the Apex Park trails. You can start on the west (top) end off of Lookout Mountain Road or from the east (bottom) off of the Heritage Park parking lot, depending on the day.

It's a steep ascent as you work your way up this one. It's steep enough to get your heart rate up, and characteristics like water bars and large rocks keep it interesting. The way back is similar and can be hard on the knees. You'll be encompassed in a rugged valley for most of the duration of the trail.

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Check-Ins

Nov 29, 2018
Brian Curtin
5.6mi
Aug 15, 2018
Andrei Terpylak
May 24, 2017
Ben Tyler
Feb 17, 2017
Mr Singleton
Combined with enchanted forest
Feb 11, 2017
Lynda Wacht
Oct 3, 2016
Dave Caldwell
5.6mi — 1h 00m
Jun 23, 2016
Alan Currens
2.8mi

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 9 votes

#4

in Apex Park

#6237

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  3.8 from 9 votes
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#4

in Apex Park

#598

in Colorado

#6,237

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1,682 Since May 2, 2013
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