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East Mag Tour

 3.9 (16)

7.5 Miles 12.0 Kilometers


91%

Runnable

1,005' 306 m

Ascent

-1,014' -309 m

Descent

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

19%

Max Grade (11°)

8,704' 2,653 m

High

8,384' 2,556 m

Low

Shared By John Scalese

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Loop through the East Magnolia area trails on mostly buff singletrack.

John Scalese

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a nice alternative to running in Boulder, taking you to not-so-far-away Nederland. This 7.5-mile tour would make for a great few hours early morning or late afternoon when the deer are out and about. There are several rocky outcrops worth climbing to the top of for great views of the Indian Peaks, so keep an eye out for them. For the most part, the area sees very low traffic, and you'll have the place to yourself.

Runner Notes

The trails here are in great condition. A couple of short, steep loose sections are present, but footing is solid with only a few sections where you have to pay attention to your stride.

Description

From the parking area on Magnolia Road (approximately 2 miles East of 119), head West on Lollipop, around the low hill and enjoy the great views to the peaks. The trail soon enters a forest with a fun downhill section before dropping into a mixed Aspen grove and meadow.

After the initial meadow, the trail follows through a landscape that alternates from meadow to pine forest with many outcrops and peek-a-boo views to the peaks. Shortly thereafter, you'll encounter a couple of steep/loose sections that spice things up a bit.

The far section of the loop is very enjoyable running, with a large meadow at the far end. A steep return up the hill leads you back into a large Aspen grove, where the loop connects with Lollipop as it heads back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of Lodgepole and Ponderosa pine. Aspens line the open meadow areas.

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Jun 23, 2018
Thomas Croyle
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Dima Kalinchenko
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Jason Noel
Sep 1, 2017
Danny Caperton
Nice quiet trail
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Mike Aparicio
Jul 23, 2016
Nick Wilder

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  3.9 from 16 votes

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Danny Caperton   Superior, CO
Nice quiet trail with no one around. I'll run again for sure. Sep 1, 2017

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