Hiking Project Logo

Redneck Ridge Trail

Difficult
 4.0 (1)

A fun descent with great views and good singletrack.


Your Rating:      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty:
Your Favorites: Add to Favorites · Your List
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

2.9

Miles

4.7

KM

Point to Point

7,736' 2,358 m

High

6,761' 2,061 m

Low

18' 6 m

Up

993' 303 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

22%

Max Grade (12°)

Dogs Unknown

Locals prefer this to be downhill-only.

Description

Grind up Bellyache Road or The Boneyard, then continue slightly further to a great overlook and popular camping spot. Descend the singletrack down the steep ridge from the viewpoint, which will intersect Pool and Ice Rink in a few hundred yards (look for a signed gate on the left at a 4-way intersection).

The trail brushes against Bellyache Road several times, and in each case, stay on singletrack to the left. Enjoy many juniper trees on less steep terrain with good views and steeper hiking as you descend. Over the years, this trail has worn slightly to expose sharp rocks and small root drops.

The trail ends with fun and steep switchbacks on characteristically white, punchy hills. This section of the trail is somewhat eroded.

The Holy Cross Wilderness lies behind you, the Eagle Valley up ahead, and beautiful red cliffs guard the canyon to the east - enjoy!

Contacts

Shared By:

Nick Wilder

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#14895

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#1,317

in Colorado

#14,895

Overall
6 Views Last Month
236 Since Oct 9, 2017
Difficult

0%
0%
0%
0%
100%
0%

0 Comments

Weather


Current Trail Conditions

Update Conditions
Unknown See History
Add Your Check-In

Check-Ins

Apr 10, 2020
Camille Rohrlich
0h 45m