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Knob Hill Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.5 mile 2.4 kilometer point to point
79% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 522' 159 m
Descent: -234' -71 m
High: 8,096' 2,468 m
Low: 7,574' 2,308 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 9% (5°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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Trail shared by Megan W

This foot traffic only trail is enjoyable, and you're likely to have the views all to yourself

Megan W

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers

No bikes or motorized vehicles allowed. Dogs must be leashed. Trail closed from December 15 to April 15.

Runner Notes

Dry without any shade. Trail surface is mostly smooth packed dirt, not many rocks.

Description

The signed trailhead for the Knob Hill Trail is on the east side of Winslow Road, just across from Filly Drive. Posted signs prohibit parking on Winslow Road or Filly Drive. Instead, park at the community center at the corner of Winslow Road and Singletree Road.

Start running eastwards between someone's beautifully landscaped front yard and a golf green. Ascend the dry scrub hillside at a consistent and mellow grade. The skinny trail is smooth without roots or rocks to slow you down. Round the corner and get the first good views of Arrowhead ski resort and the mountains beyond. A series of somewhat challenging switchbacks brings you to a clearing with a great viewpoint and a tiny bench. Continue northeast along the ridge line and then descend off the backside. Be sure to stay on the main trail, as there are closed trails in the process of being restored here.

Look east into the June Creek drainage below and spot the many switchbacks of the Wild West Ridge Trail as it ascends the next ridge over. Soon the Knob Hill Trail reaches a saddle where an old doubletrack road branches left to the west. Keeping right (northeast) at the fork and descending a rougher more eroded trail brings you to a junction with a 4WD fire road (7171A), just around the corner from the terminus of the June Creek Trail.

Flora & Fauna

Sage, pinyon, cedar, scrub, juniper. Some drought-tolerant wildflowers. Hawks.

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Great views of Beaver Creek and Arrowhead ski areas.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Descending into the June Creek drainage.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
The switchbacks of the Wilde West Ridge Trail from across the valley.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Dirt roads criss-cross the distant hillsides.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Name that peak!
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO
Views of the high peaks emerge from behind the ski areas.
Sep 9, 2015 near Edwards, CO

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