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Trail

10.7 mile 17.2 kilometer loop
96% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 894' 273 m
Descent: -897' -274 m
High: 879' 268 m
Low: 291' 89 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Map Key

Link with Wildwood Trail to see all of Maple Trail while completing a loop in north Forest Park.

Todd Johnson

Features River/Creek

Overview

This route is featured on some Forest Park Conservancy maps. They highlight the chance to see all of Maple Trail while completing a loop. By linking with Leif Erikson and Wildwood Trail you get to experience the best of central Forest Park.

A couple of short, steep hills add variety to a course that's mostly gently rolling. Downed trees are the most common obstacles, with two easy stream crossings also along the way.

Need to Know

A bridge has been out on Maple Trail for about two years. Signs say to detour onto Koenig and Firelane 4, but if you're OK scrambling out of a small ravine there's no real need.

When running along Wildwood toward Maple, you'll encounter a sign that says "To Maple Trail." Ignore this sign; it is a short cut through some brambles. But from here be alert; the actual turn off to Maple is easier to miss, as it's a T intersection where the signs are not optimally placed.

Description

From the trailhead follow NW Saltzman Road for about half a mile, until the junction with Maple Trail. This is one of the more popular trails in the park, and can get busy during peak times.Turn right, and follow Maple until it dead ends at NW Leif Erikson Drive Trail. This section of trail is a gradual climb through the maple canopy.

Turn right again and follow Leif about three quarters of a mile. Enjoy the peace and quiet along the way on NW Leif Erikson Drive Trail - it's easy to zone out as you take in the sounds and sights of the forest, and forget how close you are to the city. The trail surface is generally smooth and wide, so there's room for the many bikes you'll likely see along the way.

After about three quarters of a mile, you'll find Wiregate Trail. Wiregate is a left off of Leif, and runs a short way steeply uphill to Wildwood Trail - National Recreation Trail. Turn left onto Wildwood. This trail provides for a quiet and serene run through varied and evolving forest ecosystem.

After a little more than five miles on Wildwood, Maple is another left off of Wildwood. Maple will bring you back to NW Saltzman Road where you turned off, and the trailhead is about half a mile to your right.

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May 18, 2019
DrewShayna Brazier
Great trail conditions. Quiet and gorgeous. 10.7mi — 2h 10m
May 15, 2019
Tim Shupe
Nov 4, 2018
M Swank
10mi
Sep 22, 2018
Scott Urbatsch
Nice trail. Maple is narrow. 11mi
Aug 26, 2018
Yinlan Chen
Jul 9, 2018
Jessyca Delepine
Sep 24, 2016
Mikker Gimenez-Peterson
10.7mi — 2h 22m
Sep 4, 2016
Troy Daniel
Tripped twice. Nearly died 6.4mi — 1h 11m

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