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Intro to Red Mountain

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This short loop follows some of the easier trails at Red Mountain while still hitting some highlights along the way.


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1.7

Miles

2.8

KM

96%

Runnable

871' 265 m

High

713' 217 m

Low

161' 49 m

Up

160' 49 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

9%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Historical Significance · Wildlife

Overview

At just under 2-miles long, this loop is a great option for families or beginners or those just looking to get a taste of Red Mountain on an easier outing. Along the way, you'll enjoy scenic and shaded running through the woods and stop off at one of the park's historic mine sites.

Need to Know

Red Mountain Park is a non-profit organization. Learn more about the park and consider making a donation to help support the park's operating costs.

If you bring your four-legged hiking buddy, the park has an excellent dog park near the main trailhead that your pup will love to explore.

Description

Starting from the main parking area on the south side of the park off Frankfurt Drive, this run starts on the wide, well-used Eureka Mines Trail. The first mile of the run is a steady, but very gradual uphill, heading through the forest. At the first junction, take a left onto the L&N Trail which will climb to the BMRR South Trail.

Turn right on the BMRR South Trail which is a wide, straight path. Continue on this until you come to the Adventure Area (well worth a visit on it's own if you or your kids enjoy zip lines or ropes courses). Here turn north onto the #13 Mine Trail.

This short trail takes you north to the historic site of the Ishkooda #13 Mine, an old iron ore mining site, one of several remaining mine sites on Red Mountain. While the entrance of the mine is closed with a large concrete slab, you can find various historic artifacts in the area.

Once you are done exploring the mine site, head back down the way you came, this time connecting to the Eureka Mines Trail which heads steadily downhill to return you to the trailhead.

History & Background

Red Mountain was once the site of extensive iron ore mining.

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Kristen Arendt

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