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Mule Creek Trail

Intermediate
 3.9 (8)

An out-and-back trail in North Woodland Park.


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3.0

Miles

4.9

KM

97%

Runnable

8,577' 2,614 m

High

7,998' 2,438 m

Low

579' 177 m

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0' 0 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

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

Description

The Mule Creek Trail is a 7 mile out-and-back that follows along Trout Creek and Mule Creek. It begins off of Forest Service Road 75, just off of Highway 67. Look for a trail marker that designates allowed uses at the trailhead.

The singletrack winds through aspen and pines. Within the first mile, there are several rocky sections where you'll have to watch your footing. The trail then climbs steadily without sustained steep sections; however roots, rocky features and several river crossings keep the run interesting.

Near the end of the trail, it passes a cabin, and joins into the 717 system. As mapped out here, the trail ends at trail 717A. From here you can turn back around and retrace your steps or head further into the 717 trail system.

Contacts

Shared By:

Kristen Arendt with improvements by K Keiter

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  3.9 from 8 votes

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Flowing creek alongside most of trail
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Hike alongside a beautiful creek most of the way!
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Cabin Remains near end of Mule Trail.
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Along the creek
Jun 14, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Flat trail, easy for families.
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO
Fresh Bear Markings on the Aspens
Jul 11, 2020 near Woodlan…, CO

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