East Mag Tour
ElevationAscent: 1,005' 306 m
Descent: -1,014' -309 m
High: 8,704' 2,653 m
Low: 8,384' 2,556 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)
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“Loop through the East Magnolia area trails on mostly buff singletrack.”— John Scalese
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.
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Land Manager: USFS - Boulder Ranger District Office