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East Mag Tour

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7.5 mile 12.0 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 1,005' 306 m
Descent: -1,014' -309 m
High: 8,704' 2,653 m
Low: 8,384' 2,556 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by John Scalese

Loop through the East Magnolia area trails on mostly buff singletrack.

John Scalese

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

This is a nice alternative to hiking in Boulder, taking you to not-so-far-away Nederland. This 7.5-mile tour would make for a great few hours early morning or late afternoon when the deer are out and about. There are several rocky outcrops worth climbing to the top of for great views of the Indian Peaks, so keep an eye out for them. For the most part, the area sees very low traffic, and you'll have the place to yourself.

Description

From the parking area on Magnolia Road (approximately 2 miles East of 119), head West on Lollipop, around the low hill and enjoy the great views to the peaks. The trail soon enters a forest with a fun downhill section before dropping into a mixed Aspen grove and meadow.

After the initial meadow, the trail follows through a landscape that alternates from meadow to pine forest with many outcrops and peek-a-boo views to the peaks. Shortly thereafter, you'll encounter a couple of steep/loose sections that spice things up a bit.

The far section of the loop is very enjoyable hiking, with a large meadow at the far end. A steep return up the hill leads you back into a large Aspen grove, where the loop connects with Lollipop as it heads back to the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of Lodgepole and Ponderosa pine. Aspens line the open meadow areas.

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May 11, 2019
Aric S
trail isn't marked well at all. Nice view of Long's and the Indian peaks at the end of the lollipop. 7.5mi — 3h 00m
Nov 24, 2018
Matt Thome
Nov 18, 2018
Cynthia B.
Sep 16, 2018
Daylene York
7.5mi
Jul 13, 2018
Kevin Shearer
Jun 23, 2018
Patrick Csongei
awesome hike with great views. hiked on a gorgeous day 7.8mi
Jun 9, 2018
Maddi Phillips
May 27, 2018
Daniel French
7.5mi

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