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White Rock Loop

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6.4 Miles 10.3 Kilometers


88%

Runnable

1,138' 347 m

Ascent

-1,108' -338 m

Descent

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

5,442' 1,659 m

High

4,410' 1,344 m

Low

Shared By Scott Adcox

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Steel yourself for beautiful views and light traffic - this a perfect getaway journey.

Scott Adcox

Dogs Unknown

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Overview

This trail is good for some variety in terrain and scenery. There's very light traffic compared to some other trails in RRC.

Need to Know

There's a bathroom at the start/finish, but no water.

Runner Notes

Much of the first half of the trail is on a double track with big gravel instead of packed. Not the most fun part of the route, but challenging.

Description

Obviously, you can run this either direction. Going counterclockwise starts you off going downhill on doubletrack with pretty good footing. A nice warm-up for the climb to come.

The middle two miles are probably the toughest because it's uphill on gravel and not as scenic.

The final two miles are the payoff-very scenic, fun switching back and forth on a packed trail, and you finish on a downhill.

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Jan 2, 2019
Brian Medina
Combined this with Grand loop trail for a ~15 mile round trip tour of more of the park.
Dec 2, 2018
Whitney R
Oct 8, 2018
K G
6mi
Aug 26, 2018
Joey Kjellberg Genzano
Apr 28, 2018
Robert Bradley
Windy evening, but pleasant. Little traffic on the trail - makes a nice getaway from the Vegas crowd. 6.5mi
Mar 31, 2018
Kristina Klingler
Dry, trail in good shape 6mi
Dec 3, 2017
Matt Compton
Nov 10, 2017
Gabriel Erso

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  4.4 from 28 votes

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Todd Neideen
Milwaukee, WI
Todd Neideen   Milwaukee, WI
Really good run. I recommend doing it going the other direction. I think it's safer and easier that way Feb 10, 2017
I ran it counterclockwise from the White Rock trailhead to the Willow Springs area. That got the climbing over quick and the rest was nearly all downhill. Very few people on the trail, in contrast the other trails in Red Rocks Canyon. Great trail with awesome views. Mar 29, 2017
Lad Akins
Key Largo, FL
Lad Akins   Key Largo, FL
Did this run in Nov 2015, looking forward to another visit next week. I agree with the comment about going CCW. Nov 11, 2018

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