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Apex Trail

 4 votes

2.8 Miles 4.5 Kilometers

 

80% 

Runnable

Singletrack

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Ascent

-1,319' -402 m

Descent

7,488' 2,282 m

High

6,169' 1,880 m

Low

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Minor Issues

13 days agoUpdate

A continuous ascent through a rocky and rugged valley.

Benjamin Pontecorvo

Overview

Bicycle direction changes daily - take note to anticipate fast moving downhill bike traffic.
Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

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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3.8 from 4 votes


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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

Trail Ratings

  3.8 from 4 votes

#4

in Apex Park

#9887

Overall
  3.8 from 4 votes
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#4

in Apex Park

#1,038

in Colorado

#9,887

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819 Since May 2, 2013
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Conditions


Minor Issues 13 days ago
Mostly Dry: Mountain bikes have put some ruts in the trail, which may cause ankles issues when, and if, the trail dries out.
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