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Carpenter Peak Trail

 4.3 (28)

3.1 Miles 5.0 Kilometers


83%

Runnable

1,037' 316 m

Ascent

-392' -120 m

Descent

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

7,106' 2,166 m

High

6,227' 1,898 m

Low

Shared By Derek Griffiths

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Carpenter Peak is the crown jewel of Roxborough State Park.

Derek Griffiths

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

To preserve Roxborough's natural state, no rock climbing, camping, mountain bikes, pets, or horses are permitted in Roxborough State Park.

Description

This trail climbs to the 7,166 foot Carpenter Peak which is the high point in Roxborough State Park. Be sure to take the Carpenter Peak Spur to check out the views from the summit of Carpenter Peak.

The surrounding red rock formations are truly impressive dramatic hogbacks, spires, and monoliths of sandstone. Additionally, the park is impressive in the spring for wildflowers, and the fall for autumn colors. While this trail is steep in sections, the climb up to Carpenter Peak is well worth the effort.

The Carpenter Trail connects to Powerline Trail, Elk Valley Trail, and County Road 5 for those looking to make a loop or add some mileage to their run.

Flora & Fauna

For spring wildflowers or for fall colors, this run amongst impressive red rock formations is worth doing twice in a year.

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Nov 10, 2018
Matt Pruitt
Plenty of hikers on Saturday with perfect weather. Little bit of ice here and there. Good condition. Great views!!
Oct 27, 2018
Andrew G
1h 05m
Oct 18, 2018
Jason White
Good trail. 95% runable for me. Lots of leaves covering roots but great fall run. Great views. 6.2mi
Nov 26, 2017
Chloe Ward
6.2mi
Jul 4, 2017
Sammy Feegs
Jun 4, 2017
Rob Pressly
May 21, 2017
Sammy Feegs
Mar 16, 2017
Brian S
6.2mi

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  4.3 from 28 votes

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