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Winnegar Ridge Trail #359.1B

Intermediate
 3.5 (2)

A great alternative to running Magnolia Road from Boulder to Nederland. Good views and good adventuring.


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Map Key

2.7

Miles

4.4

KM

89%

Runnable

8,503' 2,592 m

High

7,807' 2,380 m

Low

773' 235 m

Up

77' 23 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

29%

Max Grade (16°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Views · Wildflowers

Description

The Winnegar Ridge Trail starts at a small trailhead along Forest Road 359 (alternatively, you could start at the Forsythe Canyon Trail and run the dirt road to the start) and climbs steeply up an open ridgeline. Throughout the route, the south side is cleared and north is forested. There are good views down into Coal Creek Canyon and to the peaks of Golden Gate Canyon State Park. The west end of the trail dead-ends amongst some houses however there is a clear trail which leads south to Aspen Way.

Winnegar Ridge is not a trail you would run for its own sake. It is, rather, a way to stitch together a longer route (such as the popular Boulder-Nederland route or perhaps something even longer!)

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Shared By:

Charles Danforth

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Nice views to the west, looking along the ridge.
Aug 14, 2021 near Coal Creek, CO
Entrance to the Winnegar Ridge Trail.
Aug 14, 2021 near Coal Creek, CO
Woodsy section on the Winnegar Ridge Trail.
Aug 14, 2021 near Nederland, CO
Late season wildflowers, looking south towards Eldo Canyon.
Aug 14, 2021 near Coal Creek, CO

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Jun 6, 2019
Charles Danforth