ElevationAscent: 1,000' 305 m
Descent: -21' -6 m
High: 6,382' 1,945 m
Low: 5,402' 1,647 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 11% (6°)
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“A newer, professionally built section of trail linking Heil Ranch with Lyons and Hall Ranch.”— Tom Robson
Family Friendly A perfect outing for the family with expansive views and moderate grades.
The trail was designed and built by professional trail builders, with a goal of making a sustainable trail that would entertain all levels. The upper section of trail is quite rocky, just like the rest of Heil Ranch, and it can take quite a bit of energy to hike in either direction.
This trail can be used in many ways. You can start a hike in Lyons and make your way up to Heil, where you can hike out-and-back from the Wild Turkey Trail at Heil. Or you can use it to link Heil with Hall, making for a pretty epic hike.
Descending from the connection with the Wild Turkey Trail at Heil, be prepared for about 2.5 miles of constant small rocks, with some larger obstacles thrown in. Kids may have a hard time with this section.
About halfway down, you'll reach an old grain silo at the side of the trail, and the hiking becomes smoother and generally easier from here. The remaining section down to Lyons is easy-rolling fun.
Land Manager: Boulder County, CO - Parks and Open Space