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green Ralston Creek Trail

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Trail

14.5 mile 23.3 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 777' 237 m
Descent: -203' -62 m
High: 5,963' 1,818 m
Low: 5,254' 1,601 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 9% (5°)

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An easy trail through the neighborhoods of Arvada.

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Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

Description

The Ralston Creek Trail is a fun and enjoyable trail that runs upstream from the Clear Creek Trail. It heads over the suspension bridge near I-70 and Sheridan, generally heading west through: Gold Strike Park, Creekside Park, Memorial Park, Hoskinson Park, North Jeffco Park, Ralston Cove Park, Arvada Tennis Center, Oak Park, Davis Lane Park, Danny Kendricks Parks, O'Kane Park, Ralston Valley Park, Maple Valley Park, West Woods Golf Course, to and around Tucker Lake Park and the Arvada Reservoir at its western extent.

Along this route, users will meet bikers, hikers, joggers, walkers, and rollerbladers also enjoying the trail. West of Eldridge Street, this trail includes a separate soft surface trail for equestrian riders, joggers and mountain bikers.

Since the trail follows the Ralston Creek, the grade is never too steep. This is a great trail that takes you through stream-side habitats, ponds, and open space parks! enjoy.

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Feb 2, 2019
Rick Ebert
First run here
Aug 5, 2017
Becky Campbell
out and back 7.5mi
Mar 9, 2017
Kasey Thomas
6.2mi

Trail Ratings

  3.7 from 7 votes

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in Arvada

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in Arvada

#826

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Rick Ebert
Brighton, CO
Rick Ebert   Brighton, CO
February, a great time of year to run up this trail. The trail is well marked, makes a couple of diversions though some neighborhood areas. I was able to locate the signs in the neighborhood areas leading back onto the creekside trail. It's an excellent uphill gradual gradient until the last 3 to 4 miles. The mountain vistas at the end make it all worth the efforts. Feb 2, 2019

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