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12.8 mile 20.6 kilometer point to point
90% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2,051' 625 m
Descent: -2,042' -622 m
High: 6,967' 2,123 m
Low: 6,198' 1,889 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 38% (21°)

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A great run around the mountain from the lower parking lot.

Elton Wilson

Features Fall Colors · Spring · Views · Wildflowers

Overview

Starting from the lower parking area, this run features a steep initial climb and then miles of rolling singletrack. It is a great trail for beginner runners looking to add some miles. Runners will enjoy breathtaking views from all sides of the mountain.

Need to Know

Restrooms are located in the Bogus Basin Lodge.

Description

Park in the lower parking lot. From the parking area, head up the dirt road to the right of the lodge. This will intersect with Deer Point Trail. Follow the trail up the mountain.

When you reach the Around the Mountain, take a left to stay on Deer Point Trail. Take Deer Point Trail until you come to Shindig. Follow Shindig for a few feet until Brewers Byway is on your right. Take Brewers Byway which will lead to above the upper lodge.

At this point you should see two roads leading south. Take the lower road, which starts as a singletrack and eventually becomes Around the Mountain. Just stay on Around the Mountain for miles. The views will be amazing here. The trail is pretty even with banked sides created for mountain bikes. It's fun to take the turns wide.

Eventually, you'll come again to the intersection with Deer Point Trail. Go right on Deer Point Trail until you come to Shindig again. This time you'll take Shindig all the way to the bottom.

There are a couple streams you cross along the way that are always flowing, but I always bring about 1 liter of water. You can fill up at the Bogus Basin Lodge if it is open. Bathrooms are located at the lodge also.

The entire path is pretty even. There are occasional rocks to look out for and bridges to cross.

Flora & Fauna

Tall pine trees. Lots of chipmunks. Have yet to run into any other wildlife.

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