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Gold Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (3)

Smooth and rolling, this trail will have you smiling from ear to ear!


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.8

KM

Loop

967' 295 m

High

877' 267 m

Low

90' 28 m

Up

100' 31 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs No Dogs

Family Friendly Very few rocky sections make this route okay for families.

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Description

Going counter clockwise, this is a fun and swooping trail. Near the end however, there is a climb that is sprinkled with 8" rocks that will fight you on every other step. There is no free lunch!

This one-mile loop starts by hugging the top of a small ridge in the trees. The two rock sculptures mark the beginning of a smooth, swooping downhill that ends with a hairpin turn about 1/3 of a mile in. Immediately after the turn, you'll encounter the a few medium size steps down.

Following the steps, the trail returns to rolling topography that trend downhill. At the 2/3-mile mark, you'll make a hard left, go over a fallen tree, and then a hard right over some erosion control rocks.

The last 1/3 mile starts with a brief section of downhill that is your last chance to take a breath before a 1/4 mile climb that is anything but easy. 6" and 8" rocks at every other step will have you breathing hard when you get back to the top.

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Eric Maxwell

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A tree crossing.
Oct 3, 2017 near Edwards…, KS
Climb! Climb! Climb!
Oct 3, 2017 near Edwards…, KS

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