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Foothills Trail

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8.5 Miles 13.6 Kilometers


92%

Runnable

993' 303 m

Ascent

-1,109' -338 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (10°)

5,655' 1,724 m

High

5,103' 1,555 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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A tour of the foothills just outside Fort Collins, CO.

Brian Smith

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This trail is very popular and you can run it from south to north or north to south. Park at either Dixon Reservoir or Claymore Lake to run the full length, or use some of the many connector trails to create loops.

Through the Maxwell Natural Area section there are some technical areas with skinny singletrack and significant obstacles. Other than these two areas, the trail is mostly smooth single and doubletrack with awesome views.

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Jun 24, 2018
Max Walker
Oct 12, 2017
Amy White
4mi
Jun 10, 2017
Efrain Nava
Jun 10, 2017
Kristina Ostrowski
Mar 8, 2017
Kayla DeKraker
SUPER windy first mile and a half. What a great training trail though! Completely dry today. 5mi
Aug 17, 2016
JonathanC
Started at Dixon Reservoir, out and back. 7mi
Aug 13, 2016
Ashley Chen
Started at Reservoir. First time out-and-back 6.5mi — 1h 32m

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 9 votes

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  3.6 from 9 votes
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I ran this trail when in the area visiting family. It is a nice uncrowded run in the early morning hours at least. There are some rocks and a few small switchbacks, but nothig major. Nice views of the mountains and the sunrise was great. Aug 26, 2016

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