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North Fork Trail

Intermediate

Trail

9.4 mile 15.1 kilometer point to point
92% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 599' 183 m
Descent: -1,920' -585 m
High: 7,571' 2,308 m
Low: 6,111' 1,863 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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Trail shared by Jeff Williams

Smooth singletrack through lush pine forests with mountain views.

Jeff Williams

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a newer singletrack trail that largely runs on the side of mountain's through pine forest with views into the valley. Green and lush, in a really beautiful setting with a couple very scenic views. During wildflower season this trail is gorgeous. Overall a smooth trail.

North Fork Trail is generally done as an out/back using the Hummingbird Trail from Reynolds Park to connect. The trail goes down generally, but if you access it via Hummingbird Trail, the start is a steep uphill.

If doing as an out-and-back, it's a steady climb back, but not too bad. There is one river/creek crossing which can be crossed without getting wet. There is potential to link to the Colorado Trail (CT) on the southern end, or to do other trails in Reynolds Park. There is a parking lot and restroom in Reynolds Park.

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Jun 16, 2019
JonathanC
20mi
Jul 21, 2018
Mirka Gores
Run from campground to mile 4 mark and back 8.8mi
Apr 4, 2017
Jake McKeegan
Feb 4, 2017
Tracie Wingo
9mi — 2h 12m

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  4.0 from 7 votes

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#674

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Photos

Taken looking south / downstream from mile 4.25 as described by the TRP description. The trail on the left heads downstream towards the southern trailhead / old South Platte Hotel. The trail on the right continues to gain elevation as it heads northbound.
Jun 20, 2019 near Pine, CO
Most of the trail is singletrack, sometimes passing through burn areas that are re-growing with greenery and wildflowers if you time it right (taken in June 2019).
Jun 20, 2019 near Roxboro…, CO
Views of Cathedral Spires from a few miles into the run as described in Trail Run Project.
Jun 20, 2019 near Pine, CO
A refreshing watering hole on your return route on the North Fork Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near Pine, CO

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