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Mount Carbon Loop

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Length

6.8 Miles 11.0 Kilometers

98%

Runnable

Elevation

506' 154 m

Ascent

-503' -153 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

5,753' 1,754 m

High

5,505' 1,678 m

Low

Conditions


Minor Issues 78 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud - Closed for muddy conditions on the northeast singletrack (including Mt Carbon), but dry and ok on the west end of the park. History

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A great run on smooth trails.

Mr Singleton

Overview [Suggest Changes]

A wonderful rolling loop trail through open terrain around Bear Creek Lake.
Features: Lake — River/Creek — Wildlife [Add/Remove]
Dogs: Leashed

Need to Know [Suggest Changes]

There is very little cover for most of the trail, so one might get cooked in the summer without proper sun protection. Watch out for mountain bikers as well. $10.00 per car pass required or you can park in Morrison and run into the park adding a little extra distance. You can park for free just off of HWY 285 and Simms St. Park on either side of the first roundabout (Nelson St. which is unfinished and stops about 100 ft. either side of the roundabout) then take the vehicle/pedestrian bridge back over 285 and into the park.... only foot traffic, bikes, and horses can enter from this side of the park, no vehicles. The Mt. Carbon Loop starts right at the top of the hill.

Runner Notes [Suggest Changes]

Water can be refilled as you pass Fox Hollow Golf course on summer days by one of the fairway bathhouses on your way back to the car.

Description [Suggest Changes]

Just follow the Mount Carbon trail signs, as this route will take you around the full trail. This is a great loop trail that offers more easy, rolling terrain than other trails in the area.

This can be a great run if you need to rest your legs but still want to get outside to enjoy the trail. This run only has two small category four climbs.

The route begins near the entrance of Bear Creek Park. Take the first right after passing the Toll Booth and parking will be on your right. To start your run, cross back over the road heading east and you'll quickly see signs for the Mount Carbon Trail.

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May 20, 2018
Annie Rumley
Great trail loop, signs posted through out trail. You do have to pay $10 to get into the park which is not ideal and was heavily trafficked by bikes. 6.8mi
May 20, 2018
JoEllen Carter
Apr 7, 2018
Josh M.
Apr 5, 2018
Heidi Strickler
easy rolling hills, some mild climbs and descents, parked on Nelson at the roundabout across 285 8.5mi
Mar 4, 2018
Tracie Wingo
Nov 23, 2017
Alan Currens
10mi
Oct 22, 2017
Sophie R
Oct 8, 2017
Scott Rickard
.8 miles on the wrong trail turned around a d walked back 7.5mi

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  3.4 from 11 votes

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