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North Fork Trail

Intermediate
 4.2 (9)

Smooth singletrack through lush pine forests with mountain views.


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Map Key

9.4

Miles

15.1

KM

Point to Point

7,571' 2,308 m

High

6,111' 1,863 m

Low

599' 183 m

Up

1,920' 585 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a newer singletrack trail that largely runs on the side of mountain's through pine forest with views into the valley. Green and lush, in a really beautiful setting with a couple very scenic views. During wildflower season this trail is gorgeous. Overall a smooth trail.

North Fork Trail is generally done as an out/back using the Hummingbird Trail from Reynolds Park to connect. The trail goes down generally, but if you access it via Hummingbird Trail, the start is a steep uphill.

If doing as an out-and-back, it's a steady climb back, but not too bad. There is one river/creek crossing which can be crossed without getting wet. There is potential to link to the Colorado Trail (CT) on the southern end, or to do other trails in Reynolds Park. There is a parking lot and restroom in Reynolds Park.

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Shared By:

Jeff Williams

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 9 votes

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  4.2 from 9 votes
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Taken looking south / downstream from mile 4.25 as described by the TRP description. The trail on the left heads downstream towards the southern trailhead / old South Platte Hotel. The trail on the right continues to gain elevation as it heads northbound.
Jun 20, 2019 near Pine, CO
Most of the trail is singletrack, sometimes passing through burn areas that are re-growing with greenery and wildflowers if you time it right (taken in June 2019).
Jun 20, 2019 near Roxboro…, CO
Views of Cathedral Spires from a few miles into the run as described in Trail Run Project.
Jun 20, 2019 near Pine, CO
A refreshing watering hole on your return route on the North Fork Trail.
Nov 10, 2015 near Pine, CO

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Jun 27, 2020
Christine Rippe
Hike with Ruben and Brandon 4mi
May 11, 2020
Paris CurnowGreen
Jul 8, 2017
Jon D
Jul 2, 2017
Jon D
50/50 mix between high desert and pines, watch out for snakes and cactus! 6.6mi