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Highline Canal Trail

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Length


61.3 Miles 98.7 Kilometers


369' 112 m

Ascent

-468' -143 m

Descent

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Avg Grade (0°)

2%

Max Grade (1°)

5,549' 1,691 m

High

5,435' 1,657 m

Low

Shared By Taylor Simmons

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Minor Issues 4 days ago
Some Mud, Icy - Hampden to Quincy with scattered packed snow and ice, 90% clear. Quincy to Bellevue about 65% clear History

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Widely recognized as one of the best urban trails in the country.

Taylor Simmons

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildflowers

There is a small section to the east near the reservoir where the trail becomes private property.

Overview

The trail is crushed dirt and very wide in most sections south of Hampden/285. To the northeast, the trail becomes paved out into Aurora, but a concerned hiker can find singletrack alongside the pavement in many areas. This trail is extremely popular for marathon training given its flat elevation profile and tunnels that avoid roads and traffic stops.

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Few have ever undertaken the full length of the Highline Canal Trail, and even fewer have done it all in one attempt. Use different sections of the trail to get to know greater Denver. Don't expect the most stunning views, but give the trail credit as it spoils hikers who want endless trail without having to leave the city.

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Sep 2, 2018
Leah Rawdon
3.1mi — 1h 13m
Sep 4, 2016
Derek Bauer

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  4.4 from 9 votes

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