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A meandering trail that mostly follows an old railroad grade to the Hagerman Tunnel.


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6.0

Miles

9.7

KM

Lollipop

11,493' 3,503 m

High

10,944' 3,336 m

Low

544' 166 m

Up

551' 168 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs Leashed

Need to Know

Standing water is often in the trail and a couple of small creek crossings.

Description

Leave the Midland Trailhead heading west past the large wooded sign and follow the singletrack trail for a couple of hundred yards till you join the old railroad grade. Follow the railroad grade south for about a mile then take a hard right up the hill on an old cobbly dirt road. At the next railroad grade head north and then follow a singletrack trail to the highest railroad grade that you'll join at Hagerman Lake.

From Hagerman Lake walk about half a mile to the Hagerman Tunnel. From the tunnel head back toward Hagerman Lake for 100 yards then take the steep trail on your right down to small pond below. From the pond stay on the old rocky dirt road through the historic Douglass City (check out the informational sign) and cross the middle railroad grade. A quarter of a mile later, you'll reach the bottom railroad grade, take a left, and follow the grade for a mile back to the trailhead.

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  3.7 from 3 votes

#12

in Leadville

#24134

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  3.7 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#12

in Leadville

#1,920

in Colorado

#24,134

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TH, with a bit of history
Jul 14, 2019 near Leadvil…, CO

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Jun 16, 2024
Jonathan Keller
snowbound on upper half of trail. lake mostly slushed over.
Sep 26, 2020
Lynn Mattie
Aug 30, 2020
TheOzMan Climbeth
Jun 30, 2020
Liz Prospero
Hagerman Tunnel trail 6.1mi
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